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Albedo

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The Albedo of a material or surface is synonymous with its solar reflectance. It is the ratio of the reflected solar energy to the incoming solar energy. Albedo, Latin for white, is measured on a scale of 0-1 reflectance, where white surfaces have the highest albedo, and dark surfaces have the lowest.

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