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Earth’s radiation budget – the driver for weather and climate

Meerkötter, Ralf and Vázquez-Navarro, Margarita (2012) Earth’s radiation budget – the driver for weather and climate. In: Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends Research Topics in Aerospace. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 55-68. ISBN 978-3-642-30182-7. ISSN 2194-8240

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Earth’s structure today is manifested in the known distribution of continents and oceans, in a variety of surface types, as well as in a surrounding atmosphere consisting of gaseous constituents, aerosols, and clouds. This complex composition defines a framework that determines the specific amounts of solar energy our planet currently absorbs, reflects, and emits back to space via radiation. The components of Earth's radiation budget and how they are measured are described, the primary energy flows within the Earth system in an equilibrium state are explained and the imbalances of the radiation budget when zooming into smaller temporal and spatial scales are discussed.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:Earth’s radiation budget – the driver for weather and climate
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Meerkötter, Ralf UNSPECIFIED
Vázquez-Navarro, Margarita UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 55-68
Schumann, U.DLR
Publisher:Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Series Name:Research Topics in Aerospace
Keywords:radiation, steradian, absorption, emission
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport, Space, Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System, Earth Observation, ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Transport, Raumfahrt, Aeronautics
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem, R EO - Erdbeobachtung, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Projekt Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt, R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung, L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:16 Oct 2012 10:11
Last Modified:14 Feb 2013 12:53

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