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Such a scale would be linear and stretch from a few hundred meters below sea level near the bottom of the diagram to about 16 kilometers above sea level at the top of the diagram. The reason it isn’t shown on the Skew-Ts here is that the vertical elevation associated with a given pressure (such as 850 hPa) varies from time to time and place to place, as do the vertical distances between adjacent pressure levels (a quantity called thickness). We’ll show you some examples later in the book. Thermodynamics is the study of ______ and its ______.

What are the names of three thermodynamic diagrams used by different weather services? ” · Who invented the Emagram? · When was it invented? · Where is it primarily used? ” · Who invented the Tephigram? · When was it invented? · Where is it used? · What does “Tephi” mean? ” · Who invented the Stuve Diagram? · When was it invented? · Where is it used? · What defining characteristic of thermodynamic diagrams is sacrificed by using straight lines for p, T, and θ? ” · Who invented the Skew-T? · When was it invented?

One way you can do this is to plot the progress of a thermodynamic system from one state to another on a diagram, where the axes coincide with the state variables. Generically, these are called thermodynamic diagrams. 8). 9). 16). Figure from Hess (1959), with axes relabeled p, V, T from original e, α, T. 14 for more details. 11 It’s also desirable to define the axes so that as many of the equations appear as straight (or nearly straight) lines as possible, and, so that the intersections of these lines are as close to perpendicular as possible.

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