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It is the reflectivity of the surface. However, it is important to note that the reflected fraction depends on the wavelength of the incident light.

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What is the fraction of the total radiation encountered that is reflected by a surface called?

albedo


What is the fraction if solar radiation that is reflect off a particular surface called?

There is no special name. The fraction of sunlight which is reflected will be different from the fraction of other light. The reflectivity of a surface varies with the wavelength of the incident light.


What fraction of solar radiation reflected by a surface is called?

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This is called the "albedo." It is the ratio of reflected light compared to incident light, and depends on the surface material and its condition (e.g. snow, grassland).


What is reflectivity of a surface called?

One term often used in Astronomy is the albedo. It refers to the percentage or fraction of incoming light that is reflected.


What is the fraction of solar radiation that is reflected off a particular surface called?

There is no particular term. This is because the reflectivity of a surface varies across the electromagnetic spectrum so a surface which reflects a large proportion of blue wavelengths in sunlight may or may not reflect a similar proportion of red wavelengths.


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What is difference between incident ray and a reflected ray?

A ray of light which strikes the surface is called incident ray and a surface which is reflected is called a reflected ray


What term is used to describe incoming solar radiation?

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Some of the light doesn't reach the surface is reflected upwards and the rest is absorbed causind the ground to warm what is the name of this special light?

That light is called infared radiation =)


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