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?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 9:13 pm ad1c9bdddf
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.
Considering the albedo of various surfaces, how might temperatures differ between urban and rural areas? Which setting tends to be warmer on a given day and why? Also, are there any factors other than albedo that might affect the temperature differences between the two settings?View Full Posting Details