Global Distribution of the Net Energy Balance of the Atmosphere from Tiros Radiation Data

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Science  07 Feb 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3606, pp. 567-569
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3606.567


The radiation data from Tiros II and Tiros III have been analyzed to obtain the monthly averages of the global distribution of the total outgoing radiation from the earth. These data have been combined with climatological estimates of the incoming radiation for the same periods to obtain monthly averages of the regional distribution of the net energy balance. The results show that these data could be useful in studies of the meridional circulation and the evolution of large-scale weather systems.