Atmospheric Thermodynamics (3) Classical thermodynamics applied to both the dry and the moist atmosphere.
METEO 431 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (3)
Atmospheric Thermodynamics covers topics such as the conservation of energy, the basic gas laws, specific heats and enthalpy, dry adiabatic and moist adiabatic lapse rates, meteorology-specific thermodynamic charts such as the Skew-T Log-P diagram, water and its transformations, moisture variables, the Clausius-Clapeyron equation, phase changes, moist air and clouds, and various specialized meteorological temperatures including wet-bulb, virtual, potential, and equivalent temperatures.
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