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This is actually hinted at in the typical Trenberth energy budget diagram for the Earth: The $86.4\mathrm{\frac{W}{\,m^2}}$ is that energy movement up into the atmosphere from vaporization. The $340.3\mathrm{\frac{W}{\,m^2}}$ is the overall greenhouse effect. The very heavy majority of that natural greenhouse effect is water vapor. The water cycle ...


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