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# ATMS 305 Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Statics

## Todays lecture objectives:

The First Law of Thermodynamics (W&H 3.3)
What kinds of energy barriers might Polly Parcel encounter that will prevent her from rising and helping to form a thunderstorm?

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dw 1 p g C z Fz dt z

## ATMS 305 The First Law of Thermodynamics

Todays lecture topics:
The First Law of Thermodynamics (W&H 3.3)
Forms of energy Work of expansion Joules law Specific heats Enthalpy Types of processes

Energy
Many Different Forms
Kinetic Internal Potential

Mechanical

Chemical

Electrical

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Energy
Internal

Internal energy = kinetic + potential energy of the molecules or atoms of a body (e.g. parcel) Kinetic energy = translation, rotation, vibration of the molecules or atoms
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## First Law of Thermodynamics

Energy is Conserved

E = constant
(EKinetic + EPotential + EInternal + EChemical +

## EMechanical + EElectrical ) = constant

our main concern in synoptic meteorology
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Work of Expansion
Work is a Form of Mechanical Energy Work = Force x Distance

d W = F Dx
Force Distance x
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Work of Expansion
Work is Performed When Air Expands
F

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Work of Expansion
Work Performed by a System on Its Environment Is Positive
dW > 0
F

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Work of Expansion
Work Performed on a System by Its Environment Is Negative
dW < 0

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Work of Expansion
Similar to a Piston
Volume Increases
F

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Work of Expansion
Change in Volume Causes Work!
dW FDx
F
Dx Piston Moved Distance Dx

## Cross Sectional Area (A)

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p-V diagram

dW p dV

V2

V1

p dV

## W = (area under curve)

The pressure-volume (p-V) diagram is an example of a thermodynamic diagram in which the physical state of a substance is represented by two thermodynamic variables. We will see these again in this course.

Internal Energy
Joules Law

## Vacuum Valve Closed

Air

Thermally Insulated
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Internal Energy
Joules Law

## Air Valve Open

Air

Thermally Insulated
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Internal Energy
Joules Law
Air expands to fill container
Change in volume
Air Valve Open Air

## No work done (pda=0)

Expands into vacuum

Thermally isolated container

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Internal Energy
Joules Law
First Law of Thermodynamics
Air Valve Open Air

dq du pda
Which means

du 0
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Internal Energy
Joules Law

Air

Air

Valve Open

## The experiment showed NO CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE!!!!!!!!

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## ATMS 305 The First Law of Thermodynamics

p-V diagram
thermodynamic diagram

Tells us how Polly Parcels thermodynamic properties (temperature, pressure, volume, mass) will change as she rises or sinks in her environment.

## First Law of Thermodynamics

Types of Processes
Isochoric (or Isosteric) Isobaric Isothermal Adiabatic (later lecture)

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Isochoric Process
Changes in
Heat Added or Removed Temperature Pressure
p
273K 373K

V
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Isobaric Process
Changes in
Heat Added or Removed Temperature Volume
p
273K 373K

V
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Isothermal Process
Changes in
Heat Added or Removed Pressure Volume
p
273K 373K

V
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## ATMS 305 The First Law of Thermodynamics

p-V diagram

What happens to Polly for an isothermal process? How much work does she do in going from V1 to V2?