Latent Heat
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Latent Heat

The heat energy that must be absorbed when a substance changes from solid to liquid and liquid to gas, and which is released when a gas condenses and a liquid solidifies.

Latent Heat

The heat that is either released or absorbed by a unit mass of a substance when it undergoes a change of state.

Latent Heat

A change in the heat content that occurs without a corresponding change in temperature, usually accompanied by a change of state (as from liquid to vapor during evaporation).

Latent Heat

The heat that is either released or absorbed by a unit mass of a substance when it undergoes a change of state, such as during evaporation, condensation, or sublimation.

Latent Heat

The heat that is either released or absorbed by a unit mass of a substance when it undergoes a change of state. such as during evaporation. condensation. or sublimation.

Latent Heat

A change in the heat content that occurs without a corresponding change in temperature, usually accompanied by a change of state (as from liquid to vapor during evaporation).

Latent Heat

Heat that is stored in water vapour in the atmosphere. When water vapour rises, cools and condenses into liquid water, it releases this heat into the surrounding atmosphere. This is the driving mechanism for tropical cyclones.

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Latent Heat has been defined 7 different ways in documents like Meteorology Terminology, Climate Change Glossary, Glossary of Terms, and 4 more.

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