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    Considering the albedo of various surfaces, compare daily temperature ranges and means for an urban area to a more rural setting of crops and forests. Also, are there any other factors other than albedo that might affect these temperature variations?

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    Albedo is a measure the reflectivity of a surface. It is the ratio of the electromagnetic energy reflected from a surface to incident electromagnetic radiation. Thus a higher albedo indicates a surface that absorbs less heat, and remains cooler. Dark roofs and ...

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    Factors affecting temperature ranges and means for an urban area and a more rural setting of crops and forests.

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