The Observed State of the Energy Budget in the Early Twenty-First Century
Source: L'Ecuyer, T. et al, 2015
(or here). The observed
state of the energy budget in the early twenty-first century. J. Climate, 28, 8319-8346. Fig. 7 & 8.
Antarctica emits more radiative energy than it absorbs, year-round.
The Arctic Ocean also does so nearly year-round. Solar radiation
absorbed in the Arctic only barely exceeds radiative losses, briefly, in early summer.
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Click on this one to zoom-in on the Arctic graph:
Click on this one to zoom-in on the Anatarctica graph:
[ h/t “The VooDude” (an insightful scientist who wishes to remain anonymous), for drawing my attention to this paper.]