Day: September 24, 2018

Albedometers

Albedometers

Albedometers

09/24/18

“How can we measure the albedo of a surface?”

 

Knowing the Albedo of a surface is very useful, whether it be for deploying solar energy or making scientific measurements on the moon. But how can we accomplish this? Well, by placing one pyranometer towards the sky and another one facing the surface, we can find how heavy the albedo is. These instruments are known as albedometers and are great for many purposes.

 

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