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MAJOR Course Objectives Relevant to the Second Midterm Make sure you understand things that you might have missed on the first midterm. Something might turn up again, either now or on the final! Given suitable information concerning the variation of pressure, temperature, and/or volume during a process, calculate the heat q added to, and/or mechanical work w done by, a system consisting of an ideal gas (or vice versa). In particular, understand, and be able to explain, the concept of a heat engine . The difference between reversible and irreversible processes, both in definition and in thermodynamic consequences. Definition and applications of enthalpy , and how it differs from internal energy. Be familiar with the main processes associated with diabatic heating in the atmosphere and their relative importance. Given the temperature some initial altitude, calculate the approximate temperature as a function of a specified altitude z for a dry air parcel being lifted or lowered adiabatically, using the dry adiabatic lapse rate.
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  • Fall '07
  • Petty
  • Atmospheric thermodynamics, lapse rate, Moist Adiabatic Lapse, dry adiabatic lapse, Lifted Index, adiabatic cloud water

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