pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 168–174 | Cite as

On the large scale motion in the tropics with latent heat due to condensation

  • V. Brahmananda Rao


A scale analysis for the large scale tropical motions with diabatic heating due to the latent heat of condensation is given. The analysis shows that the diabatic heating term in the thermodynamic energy equation becomes important when the rainfall rate is equal or greater than 2 mm per day.


Latent Heat Energy Equation Scale Analysis Diabatic Heating Rainfall Rate 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Brahmananda Rao
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  1. 1.Department of Meteorology and OceanographyAndhra UniversityWaltairIndia

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