Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a comprehensive presentation of Earth's energy flows and their consequences for the climate. The Earth's climate as well as planetary climates in general, are broadly controlled by three fundamental parameters: the solar irradiance, the planetary albedo and the planetary emissivity. Space measurements indicate that these three quantities are remarkably stable. A minor decrease in
Table of Contents
Earth's Energy Flows.- Aerosol forcing.- Solar Forcing during the last century.- The role of water vapour.- The role of clouds.- Discussion and summary.