Questions tagged [radiation-balance]

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In terms of the greenhouse effect, what is the Earth's heat capacity?

(Question moved from physics to earth science) Has the earth’s atmosphere reached an equilibrium at which the input radiation energy roughly equals its output, or is the output significantly lower ...
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Why doesn't vapor counts when calculating global radiative forcing?

When NOAA/ESRL calculates global radiative forcing (Table 2) there seems to be no contribution from water vapor. How come?
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An energy balance thru increased convection?

For the moment heat energy is accumulated on earth, mostly in the oceans where about 5.6 billion Terajoule per year is accumulated in 0-700 meters depth. Could continued ocean heating in the future ...