How much of the variance in the climate is due to the equatorial bulge and how much sun radiation do we lose due to the equatorial bulge?
I am interested in the variance both through time and through location.
A more uniform surface would emit/reflect less sun radiation due to Wien's displacement law. As such we would have a higher mean temperature and less variance. I am interested in a quantitative(even if there are no exact numbers) answer and not qualitative.