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Ch 2 Atmosphere
Terms in this set (18)
the ability or capacity to do work on some form of matter
what is the equation for potential energy
PE=mass (m) x acceleration of gravity (g) x objects height from the ground (h)
what is the equation for kinetic energy
KE= 1/2 mass x velocity^2
what is the most important form of energy in terms of weather and climate?
the energy we receive from the sun called radiant energy
describe the law of conservation of energy
energy cannot be created nor destroyed, also the first law of thermodynamics
measure of the average speed of atoms and molecules
define internal energy
in the atmosphere and oceans, total energy (PE & KE) stored in their molecules
define heat capacity
the ratio of the amount of energy absorbed by a substance to its corresponding temperature rise
define specific heat
amount of heat needed to raise the temp of 1g to 1 degree C
what is waters specific heat?
define latent heat
the heat energy required to change a substance from one state to another
is condensation a cooling or heating process
is evaporation a cooling or heating process
the processes of melting, evaporating, and sublimation cool or warm the environment?
the processes of condensation, freezing, and deposition cool or warm the environment?
the transfer of heat from molecule to molecule within a substance
what determines how well molecules conduct heat?
how well their molecules are structurally bonded together
the transfer of heat by the mass movement of a fluid (water and air)
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