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UCLA Instructional Objectives: By the end of the section on Atmospheric Composition and Moist Thermodynamics of Air you should be able to: List the key constituents of the atmosphere, specifically including the variable and radiatively active components Write down the ideal gas law (equation of state) for moist air in terms of air temperature, density, pressure, and moisture content Use the ideal gas law to compute the density of air from the other state variables Define the concept of saturated vapor pressure/specific humidity and how it is dependent on temperature (Clausius-Clapeyron Equation)
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Unformatted text preview: List and define the typical descriptors used to identify the actual water vapor content of air and be able to convert between them Describe the physical difference between specific humidity/vapor pressure and saturated specific humidity/vapor pressure. Use the hydrostatic equation to relate pressure and density as a function of height in the atmosphere Draw the typical profiles of temperature, pressure, and density in the atmosphere State the typical average lapse rate of temperature in the troposphere State typical values for pressure and density near the earths surface...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course CEE 150 taught by Professor Margoolis during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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