A maximum entropy profile for the mesosphere

Pacheco, A. F. and Sañudo, J. (2005) A maximum entropy profile for the mesosphere. Il nuovo cimento C, 28 (1). pp. 29-32. ISSN 1826-9885

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Following a recent work by Verkley and Gerkema, we obtain a pressure-temperature profile for the mesosphere which reproduces rather well the U.S. Standard Atmosphere, 1976 data and the COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere, 1972 as well. This profile results from the maximization of entropy in a column of air in hydrostatic equilibrium, maintaining fixed the mass, the enthalpy and the vertical integral of the potential temperature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meteorology ; Atmospheric composition (atomic or molecular), chemical reactions and processes
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2020 13:45
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 13:45
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15279

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