• WordNet 3.6
    • n albedo the ratio of reflected to incident light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Albedo (Astron) Whiteness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n albedo Whiteness; specifically, the proportion of light falling on a surface and irregularly reflected from it: as, the albedo of the moon.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. albus, white


In literature:

If anything of the right size shows up, decelerate until we can get mass and albedo measurements.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The electron telescope could detect its larger planets, especially a gas-giant fifth-orbit world of high albedo.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
There are other metals with a higher albedo, but none that give a richer effect.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
The telescopes showed Sennech's albedo down to a fraction of normal; that, he supposed, would indicate smoke in the atmosphere.
"Tulan" by Carroll Mather Capps
Albedo of moon, 97. of Venus, 148.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock

In news:

In the early hours of 26 November, the MV Albedo was pirated approximately 900 nautical miles East of Mogadishu (Somalia).
The MV Albedo is Malaysian flagged and owned, with a crew of 23 (Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Iranian).
Sima Taheri, Aswin Sankaranarayanan, Rama Chellappa, " Joint Albedo Estimation and Pose Tracking from Video," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol 99, no.
During summer, surface melt and ice-albedo feedbacks are in effect.

In science:

The limiting sensitivity of 10−6 m−2 s−1 should be compared with the rate for cosmic rays and albedo protons and electrons to intersect the detector, which is around 5 kHz, or some nine orders of magnitude larger.
Gamma-Ray Summary Report
It is composed of three subsystems: the Anti-Coincidence Detector (ACD) is responsible for vetoing the enormous charged cosmic-ray background and the Earth albedo secondary electrons and nuclei.
Triggers and alerts with GLAST
By comparing the observed scattered intensity with the estimated intensity of the starlight incident on the cloud, it is possible to infer the albedo of the dust – the ratio of scattering cross section to extinction cross section.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
Note. — The values of extinction cross-section and albedo, Cext and ω , for RV = 3.1 from Weingartner & Draine (2001) and Draine (2003).
A Light Echo from Type Ia Supernova 1995E?
However, the rear segments were strongly affected by albedo flux due to reflection from the Earth, which complicated timing analysis.
Neutron star oscillations and QPOs during magnetar flares
Titanophysical” activity revealed by albedo changes (Barnes et al. 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006
Radius calculated assuming a geometric albedo of 0.1.
Transient Fragments in Outbursting Comet 17P/Holmes
The time-of-flight measurement is used to eliminate upward-going (albedo) particles, which mimic antiparticles in the spectrometer.
Measurements of the Cosmic-Ray Positron Fraction From 1 to 50 GeV
Important grain properties are the opacity, κ, the scattering albedo, ω , and the scattering asymmetry parameter, g .
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks
What sets the KMH grains apart is that they are more forward throwing (g= 0.40(R), 0.25(K )), and have higher albedo (ω= 0.50(R), 0.36(K )) at each wavelength (optical to near-IR).
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks
Our results differ from existing calculations (in that they bring the snow line even closer in), because the dust grains properties we used have higher albedo and more forward throwing.
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks
This paper reviews the results in the five published papers of the AMS collaboration, updates the current understanding of two puzzles, albedo e+/e− and albedo 3He, and disscusses the influence of albedo particles.
New results from AMS cosmic ray measurements
Section 4 discusses the influence of albedo particles on atmospheric neutrino and space science.
New results from AMS cosmic ray measurements
The secondary albedo particles are produced in air shower.
New results from AMS cosmic ray measurements
Several groups had developed Monte-Carlo simulation to study the production and transportation of albedo particles.
New results from AMS cosmic ray measurements