The process responsible for the release of heat energy by the earth to the atmosphere

Do you know name the process responsible for the release of heat energy by the earth to the atmosphere?

The release of heat energy by the earth to the atmosphere?

In Geography studies, there is a process that is responsible for the release of heat energy by earth planet to to its atmosphere. The process is called “conduction”. Well, according to UCAR, conduction is one of the three main ways that heat energy moves from place to place. The other two ways heat moves around are radiation and convection

How do the three major processes of heat transfer affect the temperature of the earth?

As you know, the heat source for planet earth is the sun (yellow dwarf star). Energy from the sun is transferred through space and through the earth’s atmosphere to the earth’s surface. Since this energy warms the earth’s surface and atmosphere, some of it is or becomes heat energy. There are three ways heat is transferred into and through the atmosphere (source: Weather):

  • radiation
  • conduction
  • convection
Simple Illustration of radiation, conduction, and convection

Conduction: the release of heat energy by the earth to the atmosphere

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