By Sam Miller
This textbook on atmospheric thermodynamics is for college students of meteorology or atmospheric technology. It additionally serves as a reference textual content for operating pros in meteorology and climate forecasting. it really is certain since it offers whole, calculus-based derivations of uncomplicated physics from first ideas, and connects mathematical relationships to real-world, sensible climate forecasting functions. labored examples and perform difficulties are incorporated all through.
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That’s the province of the First Law of Thermodynamics, which we’ll return to in Chapter 4. In this section we’ll derive four of them. Forms involving density and specific volume. 39) Form involving number of moles. 42) R* is also the product of two constants, Avogadro’s Number (NA) and Boltzmann’s Constant11 (k), and is computed by: which we’ll return to a bit later. 46) where n is the number of kmols of substance in the sample of gas. This form of the Ideal Gas Law is probably more familiar to meteorology undergraduates who have taken a twoor three-semester sequence in basic university physics.
39) Form involving number of moles. 42) R* is also the product of two constants, Avogadro’s Number (NA) and Boltzmann’s Constant11 (k), and is computed by: which we’ll return to a bit later. 46) where n is the number of kmols of substance in the sample of gas. This form of the Ideal Gas Law is probably more familiar to meteorology undergraduates who have taken a twoor three-semester sequence in basic university physics.
8). 9). 16). Figure from Hess (1959), with axes relabeled p, V, T from original e, α, T. 14 for more details. 11 It’s also desirable to define the axes so that as many of the equations appear as straight (or nearly straight) lines as possible, and, so that the intersections of these lines are as close to perpendicular as possible. None of them are ideal, in that not all equations appear as straight lines, and the lines don’t meet at right angles. They were originally invented at a time before compact, powerful computers were available, so the diagrams were a way to apply the equations of thermodynamics to a particular atmosphere (recorded by a balloon-mounted radiosonde) and obtain answers graphically.
Applied Thermodynamics for Meteorologists by Sam Miller