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Heat budget
The balance between incoming insolation (short wave) and outgoing terrestrial radiation.
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The earth receives energy from the sun as incoming radiation..
Some of this energy is lost as it passes through the atmosphere but overall the surface has a net gain of energy. The only place there is a deficit is at the polar regions.
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How much of the suns radiation reaches the earths surface?
About 24% due to absorption, scattering and reflection.
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Energy is transferred from the earths surface to the atmosphere via..
Infrared radiation, conduction and the release of latent heat.
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What are the differences latitude and it's effects on levels of energy retrieved from the sun?
Lower latitudes have a net surplus of energy due to their relative proximity to the sun. At higher latitudes (pole wards 40 degrees north and 40 degrees south) they have a deficit as much radiation is defected by the snow and ice coverage on the floo
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Some of this energy is lost as it passes through the atmosphere but overall the surface has a net gain of energy. The only place there is a deficit is at the polar regions.

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The earth receives energy from the sun as incoming radiation..

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About 24% due to absorption, scattering and reflection.

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Infrared radiation, conduction and the release of latent heat.

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Card 5

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Lower latitudes have a net surplus of energy due to their relative proximity to the sun. At higher latitudes (pole wards 40 degrees north and 40 degrees south) they have a deficit as much radiation is defected by the snow and ice coverage on the floo

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