Earth's Energy Budget Explained

Presenter: Illustration by K. Trenberth and Colleagues
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015

NCAR distinguished climate scientist Kevin Trenberth and colleagues developed a diagram of Earth's Energy budget from 2000-2004 that has been widely cited in both scientific and educational circles. This video explains its content to enhance basic understanding of both incoming shortwave radiation and outgoing longwave radiation within the Earth system. 

Topics:Education & Training, Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Human Impacts, Data and Data Analysis
Audience:Middle school

Illustration: K. Trenberth and Colleagues

Video, Sound: NASA GSFC, NASA Langley, Video Blocks, Smart Sound

Production, Script, Narration: T. Eastburn