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EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > CONDUCTION
Definition:
Conduction is the transfer of energy within and through a conductor.
In oceanography, the rate of heat gain or loss through the sea surface
by conduction can be measured.  
Reference:
Huschke, R.E. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology. American Meteorological
Association, Boston, MA. See also: Pickard, G.L. and W.J. Emery. 1990.
Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction. Pergamon Press, NY
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