Convection of Moist Saturated Air: Analytical Study
AbstractIn the present work, the steady-state stationary thermal convection of moist saturated air in a lower atmosphere has been studied theoretically. Thermal convection was considered without accounting for the Coriolis force, and with only the vertical temperature gradient. The analytical solution of geophysical fluid dynamics equations, which generalizes the formulation of the moist convection problem, is obtained in the two-dimensional case. The stream function is derived in the Boussinesq approximation with velocity divergence taken as zero. It has been shown that the stream function is asymmetrical in vertical direction contrary to the dry and moist unsaturated air convection. It has been demonstrated that the convection in moist atmosphere strongly depends on the vapor mass fraction gradient. View Full-Text
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Zakinyan, R.; Zakinyan, A.; Ryzhkov, R.; Avanesyan, K. Convection of Moist Saturated Air: Analytical Study. Atmosphere 2016, 7, 8.
Zakinyan R, Zakinyan A, Ryzhkov R, Avanesyan K. Convection of Moist Saturated Air: Analytical Study. Atmosphere. 2016; 7(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zakinyan, Robert; Zakinyan, Arthur; Ryzhkov, Roman; Avanesyan, Kristina. 2016. "Convection of Moist Saturated Air: Analytical Study." Atmosphere 7, no. 1: 8.
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