absorptivity-emissivity ratio

absorptivity-emissivity ratio

[əb‚sȯrp′tiv·əd·ē ‚ē·mə′siv·ə·tē ‚rā·shō]
(astrophysics)
In space applications, the ratio of absorptivity for solar radiation of a material to its infrared emissivity. Also known as A/E ratio.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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