Energy Budget. The amount of energy arriving at the Earth and leaving the Earth must be in balance . If more energy arrives than leaves, the Earth will warm up over time. Types of Energy Transfer. Radiation energy transfer through a vacuum
Short-wavesolar radiation arrives from the sun and heats the land or water.
On a global scale, convection currents move energyfrom the equator towards the poles
55oN latitude line
Cape Henrietta Maria
Both are on the coast, both are at 55oN
Do they have a similar climate?
notice the ice!
Ayr, Scotland in May
notice the palm trees!
We’ll talk about human effects tomorrow!