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Earth's Albedo
ELF Activity 1D

You will measure albedo using maps, data tables and a shaker filled with popcorn kernels. Estimate the Earth's energy budget by calculating the absorbed radiation of various Earth's surfaces.

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Earth's Albedo is a part of the CLEAN ( Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network) digital collection of high-quality resources that address climate and energy related topics. Thus, it has been selected for the CLEAN Collection is aligned with the Climate Literacy Essential Principles or Energy Awareness Principles and passed through an extensive peer-review process to verify the accuracy and currency of the science.
ANDRILL education materials are based on work supported by an Environmental Literacy Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Education and prior work supported by the National Science Foundation.