Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
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).