Tag Archives: Earth’s energy budget

‘First Light’ Taken by NASA’s Newest CERES Instrument, includes stunning “blue marble” image

Western Hemisphere + web view | + hi-res image Eastern Hemisphere + web view | + hi-res image A ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP. … Continue reading

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Jim Hansen’s balance problem of 0.58 watts

From NASA Goddard, Jim Hansen reports on his balance problem: Earth’s Energy Budget Remained Out of Balance Despite Unusually Low Solar Activity A new NASA study underscores the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity — not changes in … Continue reading

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Bill Illis: Clouds account for most of the variability in net radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere

While we are marveling at the recent revelation out of Serbia that shows a connection between cosmic rays, clouds and temperature, our own volunteer moderator, Roger (Tallbloke) noticed and collated some comments from Bill Illis which are well worth repeating … Continue reading

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