This weeks weather question we talk about albedo and how it impacts your summer clothing choice.
Defined by the National Weather Service glossary, Albedo is the fraction of radiation striking a surface that is reflected by that surface.
So for instance, a white surface which has a high albedo will reflect 80% of incoming solar radiation while trapping 20%.
On the contrary, a black surface which has a low albedo will reflect only 10% of incoming solar radiation and the surface keeps 90% of the radiation.
From this, during the summer you are always advised to wear light loose fitting clothing, because it will have a higher albedo and will reflect more energy.
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