Earth's Global Annual Mean Energy Budget

by Miklos Zagoni

email: miklos.zagoni@t-online.hu


CERES measurements show there are small integer ratios
in the global annual mean energy fluxes.



The differences from whole number multiples are
within the instrument calibration error of 4.2 W/m2.

It seems the Earth's global annual mean energy flow system
is built up from 'blocks' or 'bricks' or 'units' ... or 'quanta'.







One unit in the system is defined as UNIT = OLR(all-sky)/9.

The ratios have meaningful physical explanation
in the effectively IR-opaque atmospheric model;
see Presentations and Posters below.


The structure is neither a CERES observation artifact,
nor a coincidence: the integer ratios are proved to be valid by
independent detailed radiative transfer computations as well:



According to these ratios, the global energy budget is strictly constrained,
and the fundamental flux structures for clear-sky and all-sky are the followings:





All-sky integer table of fluxes:


Clear-sky integer table of fluxes:


Our results can be visualized by a simple geometric greenhouse model:
a planet surrounded by a 'glass-shell' atmosphere.

In this concept, the open atmospheric window is closed by
the blanketing effect of clouds, making Earth's atmosphere
effectively IR-opaque.



Let us emphasize that the validitity of our proposed conceptual model
is independent from the validity of the revealed arithmetic structures.

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Presentations:

Fall 2017 CERES Science Team Meeting
Spring 2018 CERES Science Team Meeting


Posters:

AGU 2017 Fall Meeting
EGU 2018 General Assembly Poster 1
/ Poster 2
8th GEWEX Open Science Conference Poster 1
Poster 2
American Meteorological Society 15th Conference on Cloud Physics/
15th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation


We think the CERES observation series can be regarded as
the quantum measurement of climate.




The 2017 Legacy Version of this website is available here.