Lecture6-Thermo3_watervapor

Lecture6-Thermo3_watervapor - ‐ conserved for dry...

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MPO 551: Lecture 6 Thermodynamics Water Vapor (Chapter 3, Wallace and Hobbs)
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Outline Measures of water vapor Clausius Clapeyron equation (de s /dT) Moist static energy Read neelin and held
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Dew point, evaporation: E= es(Ta)–e= es(Ta) (1 rh)
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Phase changes/saturation
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Moist and dry static energy MSE c p T    L v q S c p T   Dry static energy
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Unformatted text preview: ‐ conserved for dry adiabatic ascent Moist static energy ‐ conserved for saturated adiabatic ascent Moist static energy transport Trenberth et al. (2003) Dry static energy and Lq transports are out of phase in the tropics ‐ why? (i.e. net transport of moisture is towards the equator in the tropics)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course MPO 551 taught by Professor Zhang,c during the Summer '08 term at University of Miami.

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