Enthalpy and total energy vs. elevation in the Italian Alps

Pagliari, M. (1998) Enthalpy and total energy vs. elevation in the Italian Alps. Il nuovo cimento C, 21 C (5). pp. 533-540. ISSN 1826-9885

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In this work quarterly and yearly averages of enthalpy and total energy (moist static energy) of air were calculated from literature climatological data of 21 weather stations in the Italian Alps, at altitudes ranging from 200 to 3500 m a.s.l., and it was verified that the mean total energy is almost invariant with elevation, as previously found in North America, and there is no obvious difference between easterly or westerly sections of the Alps. The invariance with the elevation of the total energy for unit mass of air can be implied from the hydrostatic equilibrium in the adiabatic case. When averaged over three months or a year, positive and negative energy inputs level out, and mean total energy is almost altitudinally and zonally invariant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climatology
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551.6 Climatologia e tempo atmosferico (Classificare qui i lo studio dei Cambiamenti climatici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 10:36
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 10:36
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/12847

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