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Some Intersections Among Earth's Energy, Water and Carbon Cycles

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PO Seminar and CICOR Distinguished Lecture
A brief review of our increasing knowledge of Earth's Energy Budget during the last 40 years leads to new questions about energy transports by the oceans and the atmosphere.  Water vapor transports required for energy balance then lead to questions about our understanding of Earth's Water Cycle, including both Precipitation and Evaporation.  Atmospheric Transport of water vapor and carbon dioxide - both major greenhouse gases - provides feedback into changes of the Energy Budget. Such intersections among these three Earth cycles or budgets will be discussed with the aid of global observation and will be related to current research challenges.

Last updated: July 31, 2010

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