• Earth's heat budget is a lot more complex than a simple household budget.
  • If more energy comes into the system than goes out of the system, the planet warms.
  • If less energy goes out than goes in, then the planet cools.
  • The amount of incoming solar energy is different at different latitudes.
  • Where do you think the most solar energy ends up and why?
  • Where does the least solar energy end up andwhy?
  • See the Table below for more information on CERES.
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