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Atmospheric Heating (Heat Transfer)

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Convection
the transfer of heat by the movement of fluid or air. Hot air rises and cold air sinks
Convection currents are created as warm less dense air rises and cool more dense air sinks
Conduction
it is the direct transfer of heat from one substance to another through direct contact. Air that is in direct contact with the Earth is heated by
Radiation
is the direct transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves through space from the sun
Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor
Greenhouse Gases
Greenhouse Effect
the warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of Earth that occur when water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases absorb and reradiate thermal energy (heat)
Global Warming
Gradual increase in average global temperature, due to an increase in greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere
-Burning of fossil fuels and deforestation may cause an increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
heat transfer
the movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object