The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)

Definition: The proportion of light that is reflected by a surface.

How to measure sea-ice albedo (Part 1)

In the following video Don Perovich from the University of Alaska Fairbanks shows you how to measure sea-ice albedo.

How to measure sea-ice albedo (Part 2)

1. The word albedo means "whiteness" in Latin (from the Latin albus, white).

Example Usages -

1. "Changing size and location of the continents is also an important climate forcing, as the “albedo” (literally the “whiteness” or reflectivity) of the Earth’s surface depends on whether the surface is land or water and on the angle at which the sun’s rays strike the surface."
(Source: James Hansen, Global Warming: East-West Connections )

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