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There are three types of transferring heat: conduction, convection, and evaporation. (Read definitions of slide) In regions where solar radiation is intense, like around the Equator, the surface layer of the oceans can absorb large quantities of heat while the water temperature does not change a lot. Solar energy is absorbed rapidly but does not go very deep. It stays in the upper 100m. The heat energy is distributed rapidly by turbulence in the mixed layer of the oceans stirred mostly by winds. Because of the large amount of solar heat stored in the surface layers of the oceans, heat can be transported with ocean currents. When a water molecule is evaporated from the ocean, it carries with it its high latent heat of vaporization through the atmosphere until the air cools causing water vapor to condense to liquid water. When it condenses, it releases the latent heat of vaporization to the surrounding air molecules which have lower heat capacities. One water molecule can release enough heat to increase
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course ANTH 2015 taught by Professor Sills during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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