albedo


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al·be·do

(al-bē'dō),
A white area of the retina resulting from edema or infarction.
[L. whiteness]

albedo

/al·be·do/ (al-be´do) [L.] whiteness.
albedo re´tinae  paleness of the retina due to edema caused by transudation of fluid from the retinal capillaries.

albedo

[albē′dō] pl. albedos
Etymology: L, albus, white
a whiteness, as a surface reflection.

albedo

the reflectivity of a surface usually expressed as the percentage of radiation reflected e.g. solar radiation reflected from the atmosphere, clouds and the earth's surface. The albedo of an object gives an indication of its composition.
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The brightness of Mercury's broad northern belt is particularly enhanced in an area of clustered rayed craters near the classical albedo feature Solitudo Aphrodites (280[degrees]W, 30[degrees]N), and in an area, once known as "Apollonia," centered on the bright-rayed crater Hokusai (18[degrees]W, 58[degrees]N).
To measure the albedo of WASP-12b the scientists observed the exoplanet in October 2016 during an eclipse, when the planet was near full phase and passed behind its host star for a time.
The low albedo shows we still have a lot to learn about WASP-12b and other similar exoplanets," Bell said.
Music by Albedo is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby, Apple Music Spotify, YouTube, plus many more.
Most of the world's state-of-the-art climate models have explored albedo modification, and each of them has found that the process does have the potential to mitigate climate change.
As the surface warms up, part of the ice- or snow-covered area melts, reducing the surface albedo [alpha] and increasing the solar flux absorbed by the surface.
The plants that are on the roof increase the albedo and decrease the urban heat island effect.
En ese sentido, e incluyendo la modificacion del albedo, la intervencion del cambio climatico viene a remover una cierta pasividad que ha permeado las respuestas ante el cambio climatico, limitando las acciones a reducir las emisiones netas de gases y a a justarnos a los efectos a como se nos vienen encima.
There are different algorithms for the calculation of surface albedo that use radiometric measurements of AVHRR bands 1 and 2, some of which relate the spectral planetary reflectances of these bands to the surface albedo (Wydick et al.
A importancia do albedo de superficie esta tambem na possivel deteccao de alteracoes na superficie terrestre, resultantes de processos naturais e/ou antropogenicos (SILVA et al.
We have shown that albedo is strongly affected by and dependent on the development and dominance of microbial communities.
Doughty CE, Loarie SC, Field CB (2012) Theoretical impact of changing albedo on precipitation at the southernmost boundary of the ITCZ in South America.