Material Calculator - Albedo, Reflected and Absorbed Light

Calculates the reflected and the absorbed light from the albedo of different surfaces on Earth. The albedo is the reflection of diffuse surfaces. The value tells, how many percent of the incoming light is reflected. The given values for the different surfaces are average values, the real values can differ more or less from these. For different wavelengths the albedo is different, the values refer to the whole spectrum of solar light.
Please enter the amount of incoming light and choose a surface, or enter the albedo in percent.

Incoming light:
Albedo: %
Reflected light:
Absorbed light:

Example: of 1000 watts light falling on a sand desert, about 300 watts are reflected, 700 are absorbed.

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