Albedo meaning

ăl-bēdō
The fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body.
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The reflecting power of a planet, satellite, or asteroid, expressed as a ratio of reflected light to the total amount falling on the surface.
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The fraction of the total light striking a surface that gets reflected from that surface. An object that has a high albedo (near 1) is very bright; an object that has a low albedo (near 0) is dark. The Earth's albedo is about 0.37. The Moon's is about 0.12.
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(physics, meteorology, astronomy) The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as a percentage.
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(biology) The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin, commonly referred to as the pith.
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The spongy white tissue on the inside of the rind of citrus fruit.
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The degree to which a surface reflects subnuclear particles, esp. neutrons, that strike it: expressed as the ratio of the number of particles that leave the surface in any direction to the number that strike it.
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Origin of albedo

  • Late Latin albēdō whiteness from Latin albus white albho- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin albēdō (“whiteness”).

    From Wiktionary