Term: Albedometer Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Instrument for measuring the reflecting power of a surface (e.g., clouds, grass, snow). A pyranometer is sometimes inverted and used as an albedometer to measure the radiation reflected from the Earth's surface.  WMOMeteoterm 

An instrument used for the measurement of the reflecting power (the albedo) of a surface. A pyranometer adapted for the measurement of radiation reflected from the earth's surface is sometimes employed as an albedometer.  AMSglossary