Quantifying the global atmospheric power budget

@article{Makarieva2016QuantifyingTG,
  title={Quantifying the global atmospheric power budget},
  author={Anastassia M. Makarieva and Victor G. Gorshkov and Andrei V. Nefiodov and Douglas Sheil and Antonio Donato Nobre and Bai-lian Li},
  journal={arXiv: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics},
  year={2016}
}
The power of atmospheric circulation is a key measure of the Earth's climate system. The mismatch between predictions and observations under a warming climate calls for a reassessment of how atmospheric power $W$ is defined, estimated and constrained. Here we review published formulations for $W$ and show how they differ when applied to a moist atmosphere. Three factors, a non-zero source/sink in the continuity equation, the difference between velocities of gaseous air and condensate, and… 

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