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Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Other Titles: Application of the laws of thermodynamics in the atmosphere
Authors: Haldoupis, Christos
Reviewer: Christakis, Nikolaos
Subject: NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES > METEOROLOGY
Keywords:
Amospheric Physics
Solar And Terrestrial Radiation
Atmospheric Electricity
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Cloud Physics
Atmospheric Dynamics
Ionospheric Physics
Description:
Abstract:
The laws of thermodynamics form the base for consideration and understanding a broad range of meteorological phenomena, from vapor condensation and the formation of clouds to the general circulation of the atmosphere. The purpose of this chapter is to review basic principles of thermodynamics, which then are applied to a few meteorological processes and phenomena.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 3. Atmospheric Thermodynamics (35 pages)

3.1. Application of Ideal Gas Laws in the Atmosphere
3.2. Humidity Parameters
3.2.1. Absolute humidity
3.2.2. Special humidity
3.2.3. Mixing ratio
3.2.4. Relative humidity and dew point
3.3. Virtual Temperature and Applications
3.3.1. Hypsometric equation
3.4. Thermodynamic Laws and Application in the Atmosphere
3.5. Clausius- Clapeyron Equation
3.6 Cloud Thermodynamics
3.7. Thermodynamics of Meteorological Phenomena
3.7.1. Formation of dew, frost and fog
3.7.2. Isobaric mixing of two air masses
3.7.3. Adiabatic variations in the atmosphere
3.7.4. Saturated adiabatic and pseudo-adiabatic motions
3.8. Αtmospheric Stability
3.9. Cases of Atmospheric Stability
3.9.1. Vapor unsaturated air masses
3.9.2. Vapor saturated air masses
3.10. Meteorological Thermodynamics Charts
3.10.1 The Stüve thermodynamic diagram
Chapter 3. Problems
Chapter 3. Bibliography
Technical Editors: Gkikopoulos, Nikolaos
Type: Chapter
Creation Date: 2015
Item Details:
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/gr
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/3276
Bibliographic Reference: Haldoupis, C. (2015). Atmospheric Thermodynamics [Chapter]. In Haldoupis, C. 2015. Introduction to Atmospheric Physics [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://hdl.handle.net/11419/3276
Language: Greek
Is Part of: Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions