Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd Edition, Chapter 1: Introduction

Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd Edition, Chapter 1: Introduction
define the tropics, role of the tropics in global energy balance, surface energy budget, global energy budget, meridional transport of energy, zonal mean energy flux, tropical tropopause, specific humidity profiles, trade wind inversion, temperature distribution, annual temperature range, factors that influence temperature, seasonal temperature, diurnal temperature, angular momentum balance, tropical climates, tropical air masses