Earth's annual global mean energy budget

  title={Earth's annual global mean energy budget},
  author={J. Kiehl and K. Trenberth},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  • J. Kiehl, K. Trenberth
  • Published 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • Abstract The purpose of this paper is to put forward a new estimate, in the context of previous assessments, of the annual global mean energy budget. A description is provided of the source of each component to this budget. The top-of-atmosphere shortwave and longwave flux of energy is constrained by satellite observations. Partitioning of the radiative energy throughout the atmosphere is achieved through the use of detailed radiation models for both the longwave and shortwave spectral regions… CONTINUE READING
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