Figure caption

Figure TS.14 | Schematic representation of changes in the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiation budget following a perturbation. The intent of this figure is to illustrate the concept of adjustments in the climate system following a perturbation in the radiation budget. The baseline TOA energy budget (a) responds instantaneously to perturbations (b), leading to adjustments in the atmospheric meteorology and composition and land surface that are independent of changes in surface temperature (c). Surface temperature changes (here using an increase as an example) lead to physical, biogeophysical and biogeochemical feedback processes (d). Long-term feedback processes, such as those involving ice sheets, are not shown here. {adapted from Figure 7.2; FAQ 7.2, Figure 1; and Figure 8.3}