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addaword.gifdefinition of albedo

noun
how well a surface reflects solar energy: "the fraction of solar energy (shortwave radiation) reflected from the Earth back into space"
Whilst many people don't take the albedo of the ice into account, you can be pretty damn certain that it is part of the prediction models of climate scientists.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/12/2012 10:21:00
Definition of albedo from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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