Energy and Climate – Vision for theFutureMichael B. McElroy[email protected]January 29, 2018
Estimate of the Earth’s annual andglobal mean energy balance:
Figure 6.10 Schematic representation of the radiant energy of Earth, as a functionof wavelength (l), as viewed in space. Source: Peixoto and Oort 1992.
A) Idealized winds generated by pressure gradient and Coriolis Force.B) Actual wind patterns owing toland mass distribution..Figure 7.7 inThe Atmosphere, 8th edition, Lutgens and Tarbuck, 8th edition, 2001.
Southern shift of ITCZ in January
Northern shift of ITCZ in July
Distribution of the Earth's eight major terrestrial biomes. (Adaptedfrom: H.J. de Blij and P.O. Miller. 1996. Physical Geography of theGlobal Environment. John Wiley, New York. Pp. 290.)