Based on 2004 data, the global annual means for latent heat and sensible heat fluxes are 74.58 and 21.97W/m^2, respectively. The global annual RADI means from Terra and Aqua are -83.03 and -88.66 W/m^2. Combining these flux components, the global ATMO are 13.38 and 7.88 W/m^2 for Terra and Aqua, respectively. The regional area-weighted contributions of ATMO are (16.92, 0.083, -8.61) W/m^2 from Terra and (13.06, -1.47, and -8.83)W/m^2 from Aqua for tropical (0-30 degrees), mid-latitude (30-60 degrees), and high-latitude regions (60-90 degrees). Tropics is about 15 and 24 W/m^2 higher than mid-latitude and high-latitude regions. This causes polar ward heat transport. The regional area-weighted contributions are (43.03, 26.76, and 4.78) W/m^2 for latent heat, (14.10, 7.82, and 0.04) W/m^2 for sensible heat, (-37.42, -32.66, and -12.95) W/m^2 for Terra RADI, and (-41.28, -34.22. and -13.16) W/m^2 for Aqua.RADI over tropical, mid-latitude, and high-latitude regions, respectively. The tropical high and thick clouds block off more solar radiation and thus have higher deficiency in RADI than the other regions but it has much higher latent heat from heavier rainfall.

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