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EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX

Definition:
Heat flux is the amount of heat that is transferred across a surface of
unit area in a unit of time. Also refers to latent and sensible heat
fluxes in the atmosphere and between the Earth's surface and
atmosphere.


Reference:
CDIAC. 1990. Glossary, Carbon Dioxide and Climate. Carbon Dioxide Information
Analysis Center/Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN.
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/glossary.html