St. Luke

I don’t know if it’s true or just apocryphal, but someone told me yesterday that the word “albedo” came from Giuseppe Albedo, the 17th century Italian polymath who discovered snow. Whatever, folks in Albuquerque, unaccustomed to a blanket of snow that sticks around, are having a direct personal experience with albedo, which I used this morning as a teaching moment.

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  1. Nicely done John. The other, personal problem is we have to find where the heck we put the sunglasses…



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