Condensation of water vapor in the gravitational field

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Physical peculiarities of water vapor condensation under conditions of hydrostatic equilibrium are considered. The power of stationary dynamic air fluxes and the vertical temperature distribution caused by condensation on large horizontal scales are estimated.

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Correspondence to A. V. Nefiodov.

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Original Russian Text © V.G. Gorshkov, A.M. Makarieva, A.V. Nefiodov, 2012, published in Zhurnal Eksperimental’noi i Teoreticheskoi Fiziki, 2012, Vol. 142, No. 4, pp. 817–823.

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Gorshkov, V.G., Makarieva, A.M. & Nefiodov, A.V. Condensation of water vapor in the gravitational field. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 115, 723–728 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1134/S106377611209004X

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Keywords

  • Gravitational Field
  • Hydrostatic Equilibrium
  • Latent Heat Release
  • Saturated Water Vapor
  • Temperature Lapse Rate