AIR COOL AS IT RISES
- One law of thermodynamics states that expanding gases (such as air)
- A process for which there is no heat transfer is said to be an adiabatic
- Thus, a rising air parcel will expand and cool adiabatically.
- The decrease of temperature with height is generically called a lapse rate.
- “lapse rate"
o can refer to the temperature variation with height of the background