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ælˈbi doʊalbe·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. albedo, reflective powernoun

    the ratio of reflected to incident light

Wiktionary

  1. albedonoun

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

  2. albedonoun

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

  3. Etymology: From albedo.

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  1. albedo

    Albedo is a measure of the reflectivity of a surface or object, indicating how much of the incoming radiation (such as sunlight) it reflects. It is expressed as a percentage, with 0% representing complete absorption (all incoming energy is absorbed and none is reflected) and 100% representing total reflectivity (all incoming energy is reflected and none is absorbed). Albedo is an important concept in various fields such as climatology and astronomy. It can significantly influence the temperature and climate of a planet or moon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albedonoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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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  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.

  2. Sam Deen:

    Based on the given absolute magnitude, and given how exceptionally red it looked in 2014 precovery images from CFHT (the g - r color was 0.9, and r - i was 0.5!) I would estimate at an albedo of 0.01-0.08 a diameter of 130-370 kilometers (nominally 160) which puts it on a similar scale, if not larger than, Sarabat's huge comet C/1729 P1, and almost undoubtedly the largest Oort Cloud object ever discovered- almost in dwarf planet territory! i have little doubt in my mind that as this gets closer to the sun, it will begin displaying the coma and tail typical of every other object yet seen in its orbit.

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