Surface Heating

The majority of surface-incident solar and extra-solar exergy is destroyed as the radiation is thermalized to environmental temperatures. Thermal gradients in the ocean are attributed to the remaining exergy from surface-incident solar.

Average Efficiency: 0.33%

INPUTS

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Radiation to Space 6.250e+15 0.000e+00
Sunlight 3.800e+16 0.000e+00
TOTAL 4.425e+16 0.000e+00

OUTPUT

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Surface Ocean Water 1.455e+14 0.000e+00
TOTAL 1.455e+14 0.000e+00