Chapter02b - Heat and Energy Transport in the Atmosphere...

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Unformatted text preview: Heat and Energy Transport in the Atmosphere RECAP: Energy, Temperature and Heat Energy Kinetic Potential, e.g. gravitational Temperature scales Absolute temperature: K Fahrenheit scale: F Celsius scale: C Freezing point: 273K<->0C<->32F Boiling point: 373K<->100C<->212F Heat capacity and specific heat capacity Large heat capacity: the object requires more energy/heat (and it takes longer) to warm up to a certain degree. Alternatively: given the same amount of heat, the object with the largest heat capacity warms up to the lowest T C(water) > C(soil) > C(air) 2 2 1 mv E K = mgH E p = Table 2-1, p. 30 Thermal inertia Bodies with a large heat capacity cool and/or heat up very slowly. Analogy with a heavy body (a big truck) Water has a high heat capacity (large thermal inertia) 1cal/gram/degree Regions near large bodies of water (rivers, lakes, oceans) do not experience sharp temperature changes. Their climate is mild....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MET 1010 taught by Professor Matchev during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Chapter02b - Heat and Energy Transport in the Atmosphere...

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