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Thu, Mar 19, 2009

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.19.09): Albedo

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Albedo

An object's albedo is the ratio of the amount of solar radiation reflected from an object to the total amount it receives. An object with a high albedo is shinier than an object with a low albedo. A white, completely reflecting object has an albedo of 1.0; a black object with no reflectivity has an albedo of 0.0 (zero).

FMI: www.eoearth.org/article/Albedo

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