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Title: Atmospheric Energy Balance.
Caption: This animation contains two parts. The first part presents the shortwave portion of Earth's heat budget, detailing the various fates of shortwave radiation. The second part presents the longwave portion of the heat budget, with similar illustrations of processes affecting longwave radiation. Both parts give unit numbers for the various ways electromagnetic radiation is emitted, absorbed, reflected, etc, based on an initial inputs of 100 units from the Sun.
Keywords: Earth's heat budget, atmosphere heat budget, solar radiation, reflection, scattering, electromagnetic radiation, longwave radiation, Earth's radiation emission, greenhouse gases, greenhouse effect