Chapter 3. General Applications

  1. Maarten H. P. Ambaum

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch3

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

How to Cite

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) General Applications, in Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745151

Online ISBN: 9780470710364

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Keywords:

  • thermodynamic potentials general applications;
  • thermodynamic potentials - Helmholtz free energy;
  • specific heat capacities;
  • ideal gases properties;
  • Van der Waals' gases;
  • open systems - enthalpy flux;
  • latent heat - evaporation or condensation associated energy;
  • turbulent energy fluxes - Reynolds decomposition;
  • potential temperature - specific entropy of a parcel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Thermodynamic potentials

  • Heat capacity

  • Properties of ideal gases

  • van der Waals' gases

  • Open systems: enthalpy flux

  • Latent heat

  • Turbulent energy fluxes

  • Potential temperature

  • Problems