Physics of heat

Mechanisms of heat transfer

Composition of the atmosphere
Nitrogen 78%
Oxygen 21%
Argon ~1%
Carbon dioxide 0.036% and rising
Others ~ 0.003%
Water vapor (gas) up to 4%

Density of air

Mass of the atmosphere and pressure Redistribution of heat on the Earth Surface wind directions and the Coriolis effect

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Department of Oceanography