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name three ways heat is transferred
radiation convestion and conduction
how is heat transferred from the sun to earth?
radiation
what causes most of the heating of the troposphere?
convection
what is the average amount of energy in an object?
temperature
what is a thin glass tube that measures temperature?
a thermometer
the direct transfer of heat from one substance to another that is touching is called?
convection
the transfer of heat by movement of a fluid is?
convection
what are the global wind belts?
the polar easterlies, the prevailing westerlies, and the trade winds
what are the calm areas?
the doldrums and horse latitudes
what is a horizontal movement of air?
wind
wind speed is measured by?
an anemometer
winds that blow over short distances are?
local winds
the flow of air from an ocean or lake to the land is called a?
sea breeze
the flow of air from land to water is?
a land breeze
sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with seasons are?
monsoons