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Title: A new definition of the virtual temperature, valid for the atmosphere and the CO2-rich air of the vadose zone
Authors: Kowalski, Andrew S.
Sánchez-Cañete, E. P.
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Abstract: In speleological environments, partial pressures of carbon dioxide (CO2) are often large enough to affect overall air density. Excluding this gas when defining the gas constant for air, a new definition is proposed for the virtual temperature Tυ that remains valid for the atmosphere in general but furthermore serves to examine the buoyancy of CO2-rich air in caves and other subterranean airspaces.
Sponsorship: This work was supported by the Andalusian regional government project GEOCARBO (P08-RNM-3721), by the Spanish National Institute for Agronomic Research (INIA, SUM2006-00010), and also by the European Commission project GHG Europe (FP7-ENV-2009-1).
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Keywords: Temperature
Carbon dioxide
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/22400
ISSN: 1558-8424
1558-8432
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Kowalski, Andrew S.; Sánchez-Cañete, E.P. A New Definition of the Virtual Temperature, Valid for the Atmosphere and the CO2-Rich Air of the Vadose Zone. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49(8): 1692-1695 (2010). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/22400]
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