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In heat enegy, the transfer from particle to particle within certain materials, or from one material to another when the two are in direct contact.
Material through which heat can be transferred.
A means of heat transfer by movement of the heated substance itself, such as by currents in a fluid.
the warming effect whose cause is that short- wavelength radiant energy from the sun can enter the atmosphere and be absorbed by Earth more easily than long-wavelength energy from Earth can leave.
Greenhouse effect
A material that is a poor conductior of heat and that delays the transfer of heat.
The rate of cooling an object- whether by conduction, convection, or radiation- is approximately proportional to the temperature difference between the object and its surroundings.
Newtons Law of cooling
any energy, including heat, light, X-rays, that is transmitted by radiation. It occurs in the form of electromagnetic waves.
Radiant Energy
Energy transmitted by electromagnetic waves.
Radiant energy emitted from the earth.
Terrestrial Radiation