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-*1. IPCC Reference [http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr_appendix.pdf]+*IPCC Reference [http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr_appendix.pdf]
- +*Wikipedia ''Ice-albedo Feedback'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice-albedo_feedback]
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A climate feedback involving changes in the Earth’s albedo. It usually refers to changes in the cryosphere' which has an albedo much larger (~0.8) than the average planetary albedo (~0.3). In a warming climate, it is anticipated that the cryosphere would shrink, the Earth’s overall albedo would decrease and more solar energy would be absorbed to warm the Earth still further.

Also see


Reference

  • IPCC Reference [1]
  • Wikipedia Ice-albedo Feedback [2]

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