Transfer of heat, gases, and sunlight have important roles in the relationship between biota and climate. Albedo is the portion of sunlight that is reflected from the Earth's surface, back into space.
Dark surfaces, such as asphalt, have low albedo indicating that they absorb much if the incoming sunlight.
Light surfaces, such as snow, have high albedo, which explains why snow is white as it reflects all light.
Which of the following are ways in which the climate system is affected by the biosphere?
-Methane, a greenhouse gas, is released from the digestive system of cattle.
-Trees take up carbon dioxide from the environment and release oxygen.