Factors Affecting Daytime Warming - Fundamental Process - Convection

  • Heat is then transported further upward by convection - thermals of air

  • The layer of air near the earth's surface where most of the daily temperature variation occurs as a result of the heating/cooling of the ground is called the boundary layer

    • the boundary layer is typically 1-1.5 km deep

  • Q: What processes affect daytime heating/cooling near the earth's surface????