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Sensible heat

Sensible heat is heat that is transported by a body that has a temperature higher than its surroundings.

In the atmosphere, large-scale transport of heat from the tropics to the poles is effected both by sensible and latent heat, the first of which is the poleward motion of warm air and equatorward motion of cold air, primarily driven by the cyclonic mixing taking place in the Ferrel cell in the midlatitudes and the latter of which is associated with the phase changes of atmospheric water vapor, mostly vaporization and condensation.