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Seiji Kato
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Kuan-Man Xu
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Takmeng Wong
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Norman G. Loeb
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Fred G. Rose
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Kevin E. Trenberth
, and
Tyler J. Thorsen

measurements. As a result, in order to balance the surface energy budget Trenberth et al. (2009) chose to adjust the surface downward longwave irradiance, which increased the irradiance by about 12 W m −2 from the value estimated more recently from satellite observations. The uncertainty (1 σ ) in the global annual mean surface downward longwave irradiance estimated by Kato et al. (2012) in the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Energy Balanced and Filled (EBAF) surface product is 7

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Seiji Kato
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Fred G. Rose

. Notations used in KR2020 We admit that notations used in KR2020 might be confusing to those who are familiar with notations used for entropy studies, but notations used in KR2020 for entropy balance are consistent with notations used for energy balance. We briefly clarify our notations used in KR2020 here. Equation (5) of KR2020 expresses entropy balance at TOA. The net entropy flux is defined as positive inward. We denote J TOA net for entropy export to space, where the symbol J is used to

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Timothy M. Merlis
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Nicole Feldl
, and
Rodrigo Caballero

λ , and EBM governing equation: 0 = F + λ Δ T − ∂ x [ D ( 1 − x 2 ) ∂ x Δ h ] , where T and h are surface variables and the coordinate is x = sin( ϕ ). The essence of the theory is to assume a uniform warming to estimate the increase in latent energy transport and solve for the weaker temperature gradient state that will balance the energy budget via both longwave radiation and a change in the transport that depends on temperature gradients. For a 1-K global warming, Eq. (14) of Merlis

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Ángel F. Adames Corraliza
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Víctor C. Mayta

Table 4 in Adames 2022 ). The smallness of N mode and the kinetic energy facilitates the satisfaction of Eq. (37) . Thus, we posit that the accuracy of Eq. (2) is largely a result of WTG balance being upheld throughout the tropics. In spite of these results, we still recommend that readers examine the conditions in Eq. (37) prior to the application of an MSE budget, especially in faster-propagating systems or systems with strong horizontal winds. 1 When N mode ≪ 1 moisture governs

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Wenhui Cui
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Ting Fong May Chui

hypothesized that neglecting lateral heat fluxes in the subsurface could contribute to the energy imbalance over the heterogeneous surface and that the level of energy balance closure could be improved if the lateral heat fluxes were considered. 2. Method Field measurements were performed using an eddy covariance system and an array of temperature and water-level sensors. The eddy covariance system was used to obtain the energy budget of a vegetated area, and the sensors were used to capture the

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Rajat Masiwal
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Vishal Dixit
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Ashwin K. Seshadri

intensification of the Somali jet during its onset phase, in light of the dominant balances present in the jet. Prior studies have examined the KE budget for the South Asian monsoon to identify regions of KE generation and dissipation. Rao (2006) suggested that in the lower troposphere, the dominant balance of kinetic energy is between its adiabatic generation and frictional dissipation, in contrast to the upper troposphere, where the balance is between generation and flux divergence. The study also

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Michael G. Bosilovich
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Franklin R. Robertson
, and
Junye Chen

al. 2011 ). In reviewing the observed global energy budget, TFK09 also compared the reanalysis energy budgets (specifically ERA-40, NCEP–DOE R2, and JRA-25), and some similar biases are evident. First, the net TOA energy did not balance well, with too much upward flux. However, JRA-25 bias is related to too much outgoing longwave radiation (OLR), while NCEP–DOE R2 is due to too much reflected shortwave radiation, but both imbalances were on the order of 10 W m −2 . Also, all reanalyses had

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Lei Zhou
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Adam H. Sobel
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Raghu Murtugudde

in the momentum equations [Eq. (1) ], the balance between these two terms indicates that the kinetic energy associated with MJO events is mainly controlled by linear processes, at least in the coarse view offered by the vertically and meridionally integrated kinetic energy budget. The horizontal structures of the most important terms (averaged between 1000 and 100 hPa in the vertical and over all MJO days) in the kinetic energy budget are shown in Figs. 6a and 6b . Positive [KE′ × PE′] and

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Seiji Kato
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Norman G. Loeb
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John T. Fasullo
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Kevin E. Trenberth
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Peter H. Lauritzen
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Fred G. Rose
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David A. Rutan
, and
Masaki Satoh

the surface and within the atmosphere, can exceed estimated perturbations driven by climate change by an order of magnitude. This is evident, for example, when satellite-derived products are used to close the surface energy budget, as there is a significant discrepancy in the annual global energy balance of 10 to 15 W m −2 ( Kato et al. 2011 ; L’Ecuyer et al. 2015 ). While the cause of the residual is unknown, Loeb et al. (2014) and Kato et al. (2016) used satellite-derived radiation

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Colin Plank
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Bryan Shuman

wetlands on boreal climate. J. Geophys. Res. , 108 , 4520 . doi:10.1029/2002JD002597 . Kutzbach , J. E. , 1980 : Estimates of past climate at paleolake Chad, North Africa, based on a hydrological and energy balance model. Quat. Res. , 14 , 210 – 223 . Nagarajan , B. , M. K. Yau , and P. H. Schuepp , 2004 : The effects of small water bodies on the atmospheric heat and water budgets over the MacKenzie river basin. Hydrol. Processes , 18 , 913 – 938 . NCDC , 1994 : Time bias

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