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 noun Plural form of
adiabat .
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Take a look at the wiki to see the differences between the wet and dry adiabats
Backwards EliRabett 2010

Moist adiabats are much more complicated than the dry adiabat.

If I assume that the slower increase in surface temperature compared to the increase at high altitudes of wet adiabats actually reflect increased latent heat transfer, then I get an exponential increase of latent heat transfer from water vapor with temperature.

Look at the moist adiabats chart I posted in #227 in this thread.

At high altitudes, especially where the moist adiabats approach the lapse rate of a dry adiabat, the temperature difference increases with temperature.

This is PNAS after all; I guess that they would have had at least one reviewer who knows what you can and cannot do with adiabats.

I haven’t done any programming in a long time and I’m having some problems setting up to do a finite difference calculation of moist adiabats using equation 3.74 on this page of R.
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