Unformatted text preview: mixing, and specific heat capacities. Land surfaces heat and cool faster than water and have continentality, whereas water provides a marine influence o Marine effect: A quality of regions that are dominated by the moderating effect of the ocean and that exhibit a smaller range of minimum and maximum temperature than continental stations o Thermal equator: The isoline on an isothermal map that connects all points of highest mean temperature • We feel effect of temp. as sensible heat transfer from warmer objects to cooler objects • Temperature Scales o Absolute zero/0 degrees absolute temperature: the temperature at which atomic and molecular motion in matter completely stops o Celcius -o Farenheit o Kelvin...
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- Fall '08
- global temperatures, average kinetic energy, highest mean temperature, sensible heat energy, degrees absolute temperature