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1

Net radiation

is the sum of the net shortwave
radiation and net longwave radiation

2

L* = Q* because...

At night, net LW loss is unopposed due to absence of SW
input

3

Why do clouds reduce extremes?

Cloud reduces extremes because it decreases both SW gain
and LW loss

4

the Atmosphere is in _____ (and should be cooling) and the surface is in
________ (and should be warming) from year-to-year

radiative deficit, radiative surplus

5

Earth’s surface has...

radiative surplus at almost all latitudes

6

Atmosphere has...

a radiative deficit at all latitudes

7

E-A system has...

surplus between 40 degrees N and S but deficit at higher
latitudes

8

low latitudes should be _____
year-to-year, higher ones ______

heating, cooling