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The Heat Balance of the Atmosphere
The Distribution of Temperature
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acceleration adiabatic adiabatic process advection air masses altitude anticyclones atmosphere cell charts circulation cloud cold air component computation condensation constant convection convergence cooling cross section cumulus curve decrease density divergence downdraft drop droplets earth effect electrical energy equation equilibrium extratropical cyclones FIGURE flow flux front geostrophic geostrophic wind given gradient heat height horizontal hydrostatic equation increases inversion isentropic surface isobaric isobaric surface lapse rate latitude layer lines liquid measured mercury meteorological mixing ratio molecules motion Northern Hemisphere nuclei observed obtain occur ocean particles polar potential temperature precipitation produce radiation radius rain regions represented rotation saturation shown solar specific humidity speed streamlines temperature inversion thermometer thunderstorms tornado tropical cyclones tropopause unit updraft upward vapor pressure vector velocity vertical vorticity warm warm front water vapor wavelength waves weather wind