CAMEL Project =
Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, & E-Learning 
Present: Climate Forcing Factors
Forcing factors are environmental processes that influence Earth's climate. They may be external to Earth and its atmosphere or may be internal to the planet and its atmosphere.
 
Earth's annual energy budget. Values are in watts per square meter. Arrows indicate the direction of energy flow.    See more >

Bloom (2010) Global Climate Change: Convergence of Disciplines, Sinauer Assoc.
Based on the estimates of Trenberth et al. (2008)

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External Forcing Internal Forcing Human Factors

Galactic Variations

Orogeny & Epeirogeny

Population Growth

Hamedog

Orbital Variations

  

Volcanism

Consumption per Person

IFCAR

Sunspots

  

Albedo

Values

David Iliff

 

 

Atmospheric Composition

 

 

 

 

Ocean Circulation

 

 

 

 

Teleconnections

 

 

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