Summary: AFFILIATIONS: TrenberTh, Fasullo, and Kiehl--National Center
for Atmospheric Research,* Boulder, Colorado
*The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by
the National Science Foundation
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Kevin E. Trenberth, National
Center for Atmospheric Research; P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO
The abstract for this article can be found in this issue, following the
table of contents.
In final form 29 July 2008
©2009 American Meteorological Society
An update of the Earth's global annual mean energy budget is given in the light
of new observations and analyses. Changes over time and contributions
from the land and ocean domains are also detailed.
eather and climate on Earth are determined
by the amount and distribution of incoming
radiation from the sun. For an equilibrium