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Definition of the noun albedo

What does albedo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: albedoes / albedos (less preferred form)

  1. the ratio of reflected to incident light
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of albedo: reflective power
    • more generic word: ratio = the relative magnitudes of two quantities

Alternative definition of the noun albedo


  1. [physics, meteorology, astronomy] The fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body, commonly expressed as percentage.
  2. [biology] The whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin.


Albedo is a role-playing game based on Steve Gallacci's "Erma Felna: EDF" and "Birthright" storylines, from the funny animal comic anthologies Albedo Anthropomorphics and Critters.

  • genre: Role-playing game


"Albedo" is a 1982 film directed by Jacques Leduc and Renée Roy.


Albedo Piazzolla is a character in Monolith Soft's RPG series Xenosaga and the main antagonist in Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht and Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse. He is U.R.T.V. Unit 667, and one of the few surviving U.R.T.V.s from the Miltian Conflict. Despite being mentally unstable, he is highly educated in a number of subjects, including but not limited to philosophy, science, language and religion, particularly ancient Christianity. He is also adept at complex strategic planning and anticipating his enemies' moves well in advance.


"Albedo" is a composition.


Who is Albedo?

Albedo is a musical artist.

  • also known as Doug Clyde
  • profession: Composer, record producer, music arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist
  • album: "Forgotten Lands"
  • nomination: - nominated to Independent Music Award for Best Album - Soundtrack / Cast Recording - "Forgotten Lands", with Albedo Music
  • official website:


Albedo is a record label.


  1. Albedo: In alchemy, albedo is one of the four major stages of the magnum opus; along with nigredo, citrinitas and rubedo. It is a Latinicized term meaning "whiteness". Following the chaos or massa confusa of the nigredo stage, the alchemist undertakes a purification in albedo, which is literally referred to as ablutio – the washing away of impurities. In this process, the subject is divided into two opposing principles to be later coagulated to form a unity of opposites or coincidentia oppositorum during rubedo.
  2. Albedo: Albedo-Forkel GmbH, commonly known among toy fans as Albedo, is a Die cast toy brand that is popular in Europe, particularly in Germany. The brand specializes in 1:87 scale cars and trucks, usually based on real life models. Albedo's trucks usually carry real life company names.

Phrases with Albedo

  1. Albedo feature
  2. Ampelisca albedo
  3. species Ampelisca albedo

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Albedo

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Google previewThe Arctic Climate System (2005)

by Mark C. Serreze, Roger G. Barry

Surface albedo is a very scale-dependent variable. The numbers in Table 5.3 refer to albedos that would be measured with upward and downward facing pyranometers (instruments used to measure solar radiation) from typically 1–10 m ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Albedo refers to the amount of solar radiation reflected by an object.

Google previewTitan (2008)

Exploring an Earthlike World by Athena Coustenis

Albedo is a ratio of scattered to incident electromagnetic radiation power, most commonly light. It is a unitless...

The visual geometric albedo refers to this quantity when calculated taking into account only electromagnetic radiation in the visual range. The Bond albedo is the fraction of power in the total electromagnetic radiation incident on an astronomical body that is scattered back out into space.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (2009)

by John Daintith, William Gould

The Bond albedo is the fraction of the total incident energy that a body re- flects in all directions. It is calculated over all wavelengths and its value therefore depends on the spectrum of the incident radiation. This parameter determines ...

Google previewClimate Change (2009)

Picturing the Science by Gavin Schmidt, Joshua Wolfe

albedo (reflectivity): Albedo is the fraction of the Sun's light that is reflected from the planet. Seen from ...

Google previewSea Ice (2015)

Physics and Remote Sensing by Mohammed Shokr, Nirmal Sinha

It is worth reiterating that reflectance is an angular dependent measurement while albedo is a characteristic of the surface integrated over the...

Google previewExperimenting on a Small Planet (2012)

A Scholarly Entertainment by William W. Hay

Albedo is a measure of the reflectivity of a planet. From considerations of black body absorption and radiation of energy we know that ...

Google previewHandbook of Global Environmental Politics (2012)

by Peter Dauvergne

Albedo is a quantitative measure of the radiation reflected from a body or surface on a scale from 0 to 1. A perfect black surface absorbs all radiation that strikes it and has an albedo of 0, whereas a perfect white surface reflects all radiation and ...

Google previewRemote Sensing and Hydrology 2000 (2001)

A Selection of Papers Presented at the Conference on Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000, Held at Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, April 2000 by Manfred Owe

As surface albedo is a fundamental component of surface net radiation and therefore surface energy balance, considerable effort has focused on the estimation of this variable from local to planetary spatial scales (Meek, 1997a). This study ...

Google previewAir Pollution Modeling and Its Application X (2012)

by Sven-Erik Gryning, M.M. Millán

and cloud albedo is a problem of climatic interest (Charlson et al., 1987) to be treated on the mesoscale due to the fact that the processes involved in DMS-oxidation ...

Google previewThe Observer's Year (2006)

366 Nights in the Universe by Patrick Moore

The Moon is a poor reflector; its albedo is a mere 7% on average. Altazimuth mounting for a telescope. A mounting on which the telescope may swing freely in any direction. Altitude. The angular distance of a celestial body above the horizon .

Google previewSpace Weather, Environment and Societies (2006)

by Jean Lilensten, Jean Bornarel

60% of this energy help to heat the surface and 40% are reflected or diffused by the surface toward space (the albedo is the ratio between the amount of energy reflected or diffused and the amount received. It approaches 1 for snow, ...

Google previewThe SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing (2009)

by Timothy A Warner, M Duane Nellis, Giles M Foody

From bidirectional surface reflectance to albedo Albedo is the unitless fraction of incoming solar radiation reflected by the land...

Hence surface albedo is a prime component of Earth observation satellite missions and instruments, such for ...

Google previewEnergy and Climate (1978)

Studies in Geophysics by Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Change in the planetary albedo means change in the equivalent radiative temperature of the planet.

Google previewComets II (2004)

by M. Festou, H. U. Keller, Harold A. Weaver

albedo, Bond — The Bond albedo is a concept applied to a body that is large compared with the wavelength of the radiation incident upon it. It is supposed that some of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (2011)

by Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya

Surface Energy Balance, Figure 3 Satellite-derived surface broadband albedo, annual mean (based on data of Hatzianastassiou and Surface Energy Balance, Figure 5 Annual average surface net radiation. absorbed solar radiation and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

albedo The fraction of the total light or other radiation falling on a non-luminous body, such as a planet, or on a planetary surface feature, that is reflected from it. In general ...

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

albedo because the horizontal dimensions are so large. Nevertheless, it is interpreted as a volcanic structure on the basis that it possesses two very large summit craters from which huge volumes of lava have erupted from the late Noachian ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2012)

by W.J. Maunder

airborne fraction albedo changes airborne fraction The portion of carbon dioxide released from all energy consumption and land-use activities that remains in the atmosphere as opposed to the amounts absorbed by plants and oceans.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

Endre Dobos University of Miskolc, Miskolc-Egyetemva'ros, Hungary INTRODUCTION The fraction of the incident radiation that is reflected from the surface is called the albedo. Albedo plays a major role in the energy balance of the earth's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

DME/PU/CW albedo The fraction of total incident SOLAR RADIATION which is reflected ...

Google previewDictionary of Phhysics

Albedo 31 it has a low dome containing a central caldera and enclosed by a ring of fractures 600 km in diameter. Associated lava flows cover an area more than 1500 km across. Albedo 1. For radiant energy the coefficient of diffuse reflection, ...

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