Does snow or water reflect more light?



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    Overall, snow reflects more light than water.  Reflectivity is more formal referred to as albedo.  Snow reflects almost all the light that reaches it, having an albedo of 80% to 90%.  Depending on many factors such as angle which light hits the water, water’s albedo ranges greatly – it can be very low but it can be incredibly high.  So, although water may at times compare with snow, it does not consistently reflect as much light as snow does.

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