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al·be·do

 (ăl-bē′dō)
n. pl. al·be·dos
1. The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
2. The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.

[Late Latin albēdō, whiteness, from Latin albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

albedo

(ælˈbiːdəʊ)
n
1. (General Physics) the ratio of the intensity of light reflected from an object, such as a planet, to that of the light it receives from the sun
2. (General Physics) physics the probability that a neutron passing through a surface will return through that surface
[C19: from Church Latin: whiteness, from Latin albus white]

al•be•do

(ælˈbi doʊ)

n., pl. -dos.
1. the ratio of the light reflected by a planet or satellite to that received by it.
2. the white inner rind of a citrus fruit.
[1855–60; < Late Latin albēdō whiteness =alb(us) white + -ēdō n. suffix; compare torpedo]

albedo

the ratio between the light reflected from a surf ace and the total light falling upon that surf ace, as the albedo of the moon.
See also: Light
the ratio between the light reflected from a surface and the total light falling upon that surface, as the albedo of the moon.
See also: Astronomy

albedo

The proportion of incoming light that is reflected by a celestial body, e.g. the Moon reflects 7% of the sunlight that it receives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.albedo - the ratio of reflected to incident light
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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To this end, albedo modification - a kind of geoengineering intended to cool the planet by increasing the reflectivity of the earth's atmosphere - holds tremendous promise.
To this end, albedo modification -- a kind of geoengineering intended to cool the planet by increasing the reflectivity of the earth's atmosphere -- holds tremendous promise.
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