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atmosphere plotted on a log pressure-skew

solid lines represent environmental

**TEMPERATURE**. °C FIG. 5. A typical tornadic thunderstorm sounding of theatmosphere plotted on a log pressure-skew

**temperature**adiabatic chart. Thicksolid lines represent environmental

**temperature**and dew- point**temperature**...Page 321

B. Conduction of Heat in Soil The first law of heat conduction, known as Fourier's

law, states that the flux of heat in a homogeneous body is in the direction of, and

proportional to, the

B. Conduction of Heat in Soil The first law of heat conduction, known as Fourier's

law, states that the flux of heat in a homogeneous body is in the direction of, and

proportional to, the

**temperature**gradient: <7h = -jc V7 (43) where qh is the ...Page 323

D. Thermal Conductivity of Soils Thermal conductivity, designated *, is defined as

the amount of heat transferred through a unit area in unit time under a unit

very ...

D. Thermal Conductivity of Soils Thermal conductivity, designated *, is defined as

the amount of heat transferred through a unit area in unit time under a unit

**temperature**gradient. The thermal conductivities of specific soil constituents differvery ...

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Seismology Observational 17 Stochastic Description | 325 |

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