Atmospheric thermodynamics 813

Module code AQM 813
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Gas laws. Virtual temperature. The hydrostatic and hypsometric equations. Dry adiabatic processes. The first law of thermodynamics. Latent heat. Stabilities and instabilities. Dry adiabatic temperature lapse rate. Potential temperature. Inversion layers. Atmospheric moisture and saturated-adiabatic processes. Vapour pressure. Saturation and condensation. Dew and frost point. Relative humidity. Saturated adiabatic temperature lapse rate. Cloud and rain formation. The second law of thermodynamics

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation Year

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