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  1. #1 Can thickness affect the reflectivity and albedo? 
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    Can thickness of snow and ice affect the reflectivity and albedo?
    The thicker the snow and ice,the more reflectivity of the snow and ice????


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    Some website:The albedo change with the thickness..and they are unregularly..


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  4. #3 Re: Can thickness affect the reflectivity and albedo? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~James~
    Can thickness of snow and ice affect the reflectivity and albedo?
    The thicker the snow and ice,the more reflectivity of the snow and ice????
    no
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    Twit is correct, the reflectivty is limited by the escape depth of the photons for one thing. Thus it is irrelivant how much material is below that.
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