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Why does cold mountain air become warm when it descends

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 13E

Why does cold mountain air become warm when it descends into a valley?

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Because, it is adiabatically compressed. The Earth's atmosphere is transparent to solar radiation. It passes through the atmosphere and is absorbed by the ground. The ground re-emits it as heat. Some of that heat is trapped by the atmosphere, which acts like a blanket, but otherwise, within...

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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