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