Unformatted text preview: -Global heat budget, Input-solar energy-sun primary source. (Short wave radiation) Output- heat radiated or reflected from earth. ex. 100 input. ~35 right back out off atmosphere. ~4 go to earth and bounce back. 65 directly heat our planet. Heat in = heat out, heat budget is balanced. Black body radiation-long wave radiation. Sensible heat- convection and conduction. Latent heat- as water changes state (liquid, gas, solid) loss or gain of heat is involved. The heat to change phases. Albedo- fraction of light reflected from the earths atmosphere and surface back into outer space. the primary source of heat energy to drive the earths climate engine is solar insulation (short wavelength).-This input energy must be balanced by energy (long wave length)....
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