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Climate Change by Kaufaui Vincent Wong

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Chapter 5

Anthropogenic HeatRelease into theEnvironment

Kaufui V. Wong, Yading Dai, and Brian Paul

5.1 Introduction and Statement

In terms of humanity’s energy consumption rate, 13 TW is a widely recognized number based on many scientific researches [1, 2]. This number is typically compared to 78,300 TW [1], the absorbed part of the primary solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. Then, the consequence is that anthropogenic heat is typically neglected because it is only 0.017 percent. The energy flow of the primary solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface is 87,000 TW [3]. If this later figure is used in comparison, the anthropogenic heat of 13 TW is only 0.015 percent and hence neglected. In this work, “anthropogenic heat” refers to ...

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