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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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In the north is a broad, bright belt of relatively smooth volcanic plains, whose albedo, or reflectivity, averages about 0.
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.
Em sistemas ecologicos o albedo controla as condicoes microclimaticas das culturas e a absorcao de radiacao, afetando aspectos fisicos e fisiologicos, tais como o balanco de energia, evapotranspiracao, fotossintese e respiracao (Wang et al.
Table IV: Normalized magnitudes and geometric albedos of the Moon.
19) O albedo de laranja, parte branca esponjosa, e um residuo da industria de extracao de sucos rico em fibras.
a: scattering albedo (the ratio of scattering coefficient to total extinction coefficient).
As the darker materials absorb more solar radiation than lighter ones do, they increase local warming, so these changes in albedo tend to be self-amplifying.
Tal atenuacao incorpora erros na estimativa da refletancia superficial que, por sua vez, influenciam as estimativas do albedo superficial -- [alfa], parametro de suma importancia na determinacao do saldo de radiacao -- Rn, e de indices de vegetacao, em especial o Indice de Vegetacao da Diferenca Normalizada -- NDVI, que e um indicador da quantidade e da condicao da vegetacao verde.
Albedos y transmisividades reonomicas de las capas.
Perhaps it is due to some primordial albedo or compositional asymmetry that has controlled where frosts accumulate or where material darkens.
Stansberry and his team will use Spitzer to measure the albedos of about 20 other KBOs.