Biol301L - Biophysical Ecology Lab Report (Final Draft)

Conduction occurs when heat transfers across a

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Unformatted text preview: environment is a very important and common study of biophysical ecology. Different organisms can use a wide range of heat transfer methods that allow for it to survive and thrive in its environment. Conduction, convection, evaporation and radiation are all heat transfer methods that can help calculate an organism’s metabolic heat and can also calculate changes in heat transfer. Conduction occurs when heat transfers across a temperature gradient from an area of higher kinetic energy to lower kinetic energy. Convection is the conduction of heat through the boundary layer of a fluid as it moves along a surface; an example of convection would be wind moving across or over an...
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This essay was uploaded on 03/06/2014 for the course BIOL 301L taught by Professor Dave during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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