Energy and Heat Transfer
Andrew covington, Veronica Lockwood, Taylor saladyga
In what 3 ways is heat transferred to the atmosphere?
1. Conduction- the transfer of heat between two parts of a stationary system, caused by a temperature difference between the parts. Example: when you stir a hot liquid with a metal spoon, the spoons soon becomes hot2. Convection- the movement of gases or liquids in response to a nonuniform temperature distribution. Example: heat air rising, cooling, and falling.3. Radiation- transmission of energy in the forms of waves. Example: heat from the sun warming ur face and you getting sunburned.
Planet Earth. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life, 1997. Print."Convection." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2013.