The global energy balance from a surface perspective

@article{Wild2012TheGE,
  title={The global energy balance from a surface perspective},
  author={Martin Wild and Doris Folini and Christoph M. Sch{\"a}r and Norman G. Loeb and Ellsworth G. Dutton and Gert K{\"o}nig‐Langlo},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={3107-3134}
}
In the framework of the global energy balance, the radiative energy exchanges between Sun, Earth and space are now accurately quantified from new satellite missions. Much less is known about the magnitude of the energy flows within the climate system and at the Earth surface, which cannot be directly measured by satellites. In addition to satellite observations, here we make extensive use of the growing number of surface observations to constrain the global energy balance not only from space… 

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