ATM OCN (Meteorology) 100
GLOBAL to LOCAL ENERGY BUDGETS
Lecture # 5 Scheduled for:
21 JUN 2004 (M)
Recommended Readings from Moran (2002):
pages 41-67; 78-87.
Today's Lecture Objectives:
- To describe the interactions that take place as solar radiation enters the earth-atmosphere system and terrestrial radiation leaves the system.
- To identify locales of energy imbalance within the earth-atmosphere system.
- To identify and rank the three modes of energy transport from the earth's surface into the atmosphere on an annual global basis.
- To identify the mechanisms of poleward heat transport operating within the earth-atmosphere system.
- To identify the major energy conversion processes that occur within the atmosphere.
- To distinguish between radiational controls and air mass controls of air temperature.
- To describe the significance of surface characteristics for air temperature.
- To recognize the influence of the major controls of temperature upon the world temperature distribution.
F. ENERGY (HEAT) BUDGETS
- Energy budget philosophy
- The Forcing (Energy gain)
- Radiative controls
- Air Mass controls
- Warm Air Advection
- Cold Air Advection
- The Response (Energy Loss)
- Terrestrial radiation
- Factors to consider in Thermal Response
- Specific Heat
- Planetary annual energy budget
- Short wave components
- Long wave components
- Non radiative components
- Local energy budgets
Latest revision: 28 June 2004 (2200 UTC)
Produced by Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706