# Sensible heat flow

From Glossary of Meteorology

## sensible heat flow

In the atmosphere, the poleward transport of sensible heat across a given latitude belt is given by the integral , where

*c*_{p}is the specific heat of air at constant pressure, ρ the air density,*v*the northward component of the wind speed,*T*the air temperature, and*ds*an element of the vertical boundary at the given latitude. It must be assumed that the net mass transport must vanish or the question of the zero-point internal energy will arise.*See also*energy equation.