Comment: Not sure why you're going down this path

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Not sure why you're going down this path

The Earth doesn't lose heat due to convection. It only loses due to radiation. It's the balance between incoming energy and outgoing energy that determines the stasis temp (the equalibrium) which the Earth settles to. As with any closed system, if re-radiation is equal to incoming energy, there will be no rise in temperature. As temp rises, the radiation losses rise proportional to the 4th power of the absolute temperature. Because of this very powerful factor (the 4th power changes dramatically with very little forcing), this is why the GHGs are so powerful in their ability to regulate the Earth's temperature.

...unless there's something blocking it. This is where the so-called greenhouse gasses come in. In a way similar to a greenhouse's plastic roof stops thermal radiation (not convection) from leaving after it allowed infrared (mostly) radiation in (light), these gasses (water vapor, CO2, methane, etc.) block specific wavelengths of thermal radiation from being emitted back out to space.

There is no convection involved, but that's not to say that convection doens't play it's part. As the warmer air rises and concentrates at the equator, I'm sure it affects the concentration of GHGs at that location, further "affecting" the re-radiation of the thermal energy.

The collective body of science worldwide, definitely does address most all the specific and latent heats involved, and more are being found and researched very often.