adiabat


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adiabat

[′ad·ē·ə‚bat]
(meteorology)
The relatively constant rate (5.5°F/100 feet or 10°C/kilometer) at which a mass of air cools as it rises.
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If we assume that the times spent in the adiabats are considerably shorter than the times spent in the isotherms, t for each isotherm, the cycle time is approximately given by 2t and the power can be expressed as
The signature of this is the unusual shape of the adiabat, as was noticed by Dyakov and Kontorovich (see references in Belonoshko et al, 2005).
Uncertainties in the thermodynamic properties will cause uncertainties in the adiabat necessary for computing C*.