Heat Transfer Vocabulary
a measure of the average motion of matter; the faster the movement, __________increases. The slower the motion, __________ decreases.
an instrument that measures temperature
The transfer of thermal energy from a hotter object to a cooler one.
The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that is touching.
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid (liquid or gas).
The upward movement of warm air and the downward movement of cold air in a circular pattern
The natural heating process of a planet, by which gasses in the atmosphere trap thermal energy
Any gas that traps heat from escaping int space
A rise in average global temperature
Any fuel creeated by prehistoric life (coal, oil, natural gas)
The amount of carbon dioxide one person, family, or institution releases into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels.