- Temperature vs. heat.
- Measuring temperature.
- Transmission of heat by conduction; conductors vs. insulators.
- Transmission of heat by convection; convection in the troposphere; convection in the asthenosphere.
- Transmission of heat by radiation.
Comparison of Temperature Scales[Source: Wikipedia]
|Kelvin (K)||Celsius (°C)||Fahrenheit (°F)|
|Lowest recorded natural temperature on Earth|
(Vostok, Antarctica - July 21, 1983)
|Water freezes (at standard pressure)||273.15||0||32|
|Average surface temperature on Earth||288||15||59|
|Average human body temperature||309.95||36.8||98.24|
|Highest recorded surface temperature on Earth|
(Al 'Aziziyah, Libya - September 13, 1922)
|Water boils (at standard pressure)||373.1339||99.9839||211.97102|
|The surface of the Sun||5800||5526||9980|
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