Sunday Science Tidbit; Albedo

This week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re going to talk about albedo. Albedo comes from the latin word “alba” which means white. It describes how reflective something is on a scale from 0 to 1 with 0 being less reflective and 1 being more reflective. The Earth has an average albedo of .30. If the Earth was completely covered in ice, the albedo would be around .84 meaning that 84% of sunlight would be reflected. High albedo values are one reason the ground looks so bright when you have a layer of snow on the ground. If the Earth were…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Semi-Permanent Pressure Systems

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit, we’re going to talk about semi-permanent pressure systems.   You’ve heard the WNCT meteorologists talk…

Sunday Science Tidbit; What is the color of the ocean?

Our very own Kelly Byrne gave me the topic for this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit. So… What color is the ocean? Blue, green, blue-green, brow…