What does albedo mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. albedo, reflective power(noun)

    the ratio of reflected to incident light

Wiktionary

  1. albedo(Noun)

    The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as percentage.

  2. albedo(Noun)

    The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin, commonly referred to as the pith.

  3. Origin: From albedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albedo(noun)

    whiteness. Specifically: (Astron.) The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface

  2. Origin: [L., fr. albus white.]

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  1. Albedo

    Albedo, or reflection coefficient, derived from Latin albedo "whiteness", in turn from albus "white", is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface. It is defined as the ratio of reflected radiation from the surface to incident radiation upon it. Being a dimensionless fraction, it may also be expressed as a percentage, and is measured on a scale from zero for no reflecting power of a perfectly black surface, to 1 for perfect reflection of a white surface. Albedo depends on the frequency of the radiation. When quoted unqualified, it usually refers to some appropriate average across the spectrum of visible light. In general, the albedo depends on the directional distribution of incoming radiation. Exceptions are Lambertian surfaces, which scatter radiation in all directions according to a cosine function, so their albedo does not depend on the incident distribution. In practice, a bidirectional reflectance distribution function may be required to characterize the scattering properties of a surface accurately, although the albedo is a very useful first approximation. The albedo is an important concept in climatology and astronomy, as well as in calculating reflectivity of surfaces in LEED sustainable rating systems for buildings. The average overall albedo of Earth, its planetary albedo, is 30 to 35%, because of the covering by clouds, but varies widely locally across the surface, depending on the geological and environmental features.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of albedo in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of albedo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of albedo in a Sentence

  1. Marco Tedesco:

    As warming continues, the feedback from declining albedo will add up, it’s a train running downhill, and the hill is getting steeper.

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