Weather Tidbits: Albedo

This Weather Tidbits checks out reflectivity. Albedo is the percent of radiation returning from a surface compared to that which strikes it or the reflectivity of the surface. Dark surfaces are known for low albedo, while light surface have higher rates of albedo. Thick clouds have higher albedo, but thin clouds have a lesser amount. Ice and snow have a higher rate of reflectivity, but water has a high absorption rate.

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