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An introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics

Author: Anastasios A Tsonis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Approachable and concise undergraduate textbook introducing the concepts of atmospheric thermodynamics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anastasios A Tsonis
ISBN: 0521792630 9780521792639 0521796768 9780521796767
OCLC Number: 46937732
Description: x, 171 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Exact differentials --
Kinetic theory of heat --
Early experiments and laws --
The first law of Gay-Lussac --
The second law of Gay-Lussac --
Absolute temperature --
Another form of the Gay-Lussac laws --
Boyle's law --
Avogadro's hypothesis --
The ideal gas law --
A little discussion on the ideal gas law --
Mixture of gases--Dalton's law --
The first law of thermodynamics --
Work --
Definition of energy --
Equivalence between heat and work done --
Thermal capacities --
More on the relation between U and T (Joule's law) --
Consequences of the first law --
The second law of thermodynamics --
The Carnot cycle --
Lessons learned from the Carnot cycle --
More on entropy --
Special forms of the second law --
Combining the first and second laws --
Some consequences of the second law --
Water and its transformations --
Thermodynamic properties of water --
Equilibrium phase transformations--latent heat --
The Clausius--Clapeyron (C-C) equation --
Approximations and consequences of the C-C equation --
Moist air --
Measures and description of moist air --
Humidity variables --
Mean molecular weight of moist air and other quantities --
Processes in the atmosphere --
Isobaric cooling--dew and frost temperatures --
Adiabatic isobaric processes--wet-bulb temperatures --
Adiabatic expansion (or compression) of unsaturated moist air --
Reaching saturation by adiabatic ascent --
Saturated ascent --
A few more temperatures --
Saturated adiabatic lapse rate --
Other processes of interest --
Adiabatic isobaric mixing --
Vertical mixing.
Responsibility: Anastasios A. Tsonis.
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