The balance of heat entering and exiting Earth's atmosphere.
The basics of Earth's annual heat budget are described in this video.
Learn how NASA uses CERES, a satellite in our Earth observing system, to make accurate measurements of energy leaving the Earth. Discover how NASA studies the interactions of clouds with sunlight and heat to determine how much heat is emitted back into space.
Students analyze satellite images and solar radiation measurements to determine cloud coverage, location, and movement.
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