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9.9: Electromagnetic Energy in the Atmosphere

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albedo

albedo

The amount of light that reflects off a surface; snow and ice have high albedo.
electromagnetic wave

electromagnetic wave

Waves with both electrical and magnetic properties; travel by radiation.
radiation

radiation

The movement of energy through empty space between objects by electromagnetic waves.
reflection

reflection

Bouncing back. A wave bounces off a reflective surface, just as a light wave bounces off a mirror.
visible light

visible light

The portion of light in the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to humans.

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