A Caltech Library Service

Natural Convection as a Heat Engine: A Theory for CAPE

Rennó, Nilton O. and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (1995) Natural Convection as a Heat Engine: A Theory for CAPE. In: 21st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology : April 24-28, 1995, Miami, Florida. American Meteorological Society , Boston, MA, pp. 195-197.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


In this study we look at planetary convection from a large-scale perspective, that is, in statistical equilibrium. We focus on the physical process by which convection adjusts unstable atmospheres. Our hypothesis is that atmospheric convection is a natural heat engine. Our objective is to present a framework usefull for the basic conceptual understanding of the equilibrium state of convecting atmospheres.

Item Type:Book Section
Ingersoll, Andrew P.0000-0002-2035-9198
Additional Information:© 1995 American Meteorological Society.
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20121214-094025305
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:35985
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 22:30
Last Modified:01 Nov 2022 23:44

Repository Staff Only: item control page