... planet's energy budget, i.e., the balance of incoming and outgoing radiation. It
is measured by satellites and shown in W/m<sup>2</sup>. Earth's energy budget accounts for
When visible solar radiation reaches Earth, it may be absorbed by clouds, the
atmosphere, or the planet's surface. Once absorbed it is transformed into heat ...
radiative balance (countable and uncountable, plural radiative balances). The
relationship between the amount of energy reaching an object (or a portion of it) ...
The cryosphere, or the ice component of the climate system, whether on land or
at the ocean's surface, that plays a special role in the Earth radiation balance ...
Feb 26, 2012 ... Skeptical Science has previously discussed the topic of feedbacks and why the
existence of positive feedbacks (i.e., those feedbacks that ...
Radiative balance: A condition in which the energy received by an object is
exactly equal to the energy lost by that object and its temperature will remain ...
The annual variation in net radiative energy follows that of the solar ... In the net
radiation balance, the land surfaces receive more radiation than the oceans.
The radiation balance of the Earth system is an accounting of the incoming and
outgoing components of radiation. These components are balanced over long ...
of the atmosphere and underlying surface, the net amount of radiant energy that
is absorbed and radiated by the atmosphere and underlying surface. For the ...
Radiation Balance in the Atmosphere. One of the many challenges in teaching
students about climate change arises from the complexity in the climate system.