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Unformatted text preview: 3. transmitted *very few watershed surfaces/things transmit they either absorb or reflect Thermal characteristics of watersheds:-specific heat = amount of heat needed to raise 1g of water 1C *soil 0.2C specific heat -senseable heatheat change you can measure -latent heatthermal energy that does not change the temperature of an object -sublimationsolid gas-conductionenergy transfer, molecule molecule molecule -convectionenergy transfers by mass movement of energy containing heat *advectionhorizontal mass movement Mechanisms for heat transfer: 1. Radiation 2. Convection 3. Conduction Factors in convective heat transfer: 1. Wind speed of air 2. Temperature difference and vapor pressure gradients between the surface and air 3. Surface roughness (area)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course NRM 4314 taught by Professor Fish during the Fall '10 term at Texas Tech.
- Fall '10