On the Notion of Equivalent Specific Liquid Water Content and Its Applications to the Thermodynamics of Clouds

K. E. Haman National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Abstract

A linear combination of specific liquid water content and temperature excess over the environmental value is found, which for an entrained, nonprecipitating parcel has the property of being approximately independent of environmental humidity. The proofs of this and some other properties are given and certain applications proposed.

Abstract

A linear combination of specific liquid water content and temperature excess over the environmental value is found, which for an entrained, nonprecipitating parcel has the property of being approximately independent of environmental humidity. The proofs of this and some other properties are given and certain applications proposed.

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