Lecture 0129-1.pptx - Energy and Climate \u2013 Vision for the Future Michael B McElroy [email protected] Estimate of the Earth\u2019s annual and global

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