Stüve diagram

Stüve diagram

A Stüve diagram is one of four thermodynamic diagrams commonly used in weather analysis and forecasting. Usually, temperature and dew point data from radiosondes are plotted on these diagrams to allow calculations of convective stability or Convective Available Potential Energy. Wind barbs are often plotted at the side of the diagram to indicate the winds at different heights.

The Stüve diagram was developed circa 1927 by G. Stüve and quickly gained widespread acceptance in the United States. It has a simplicity in that it uses straight lines for the three primary variables: pressure, temperature and potential temperature. In doing so, however, it sacrifices the equal-area requirements (from the original Clausius-Clapeyron relation) that are satisfied in two of the other two diagrams (Skew-T and Tephigram). For practical purposes, this is not important. In the Stüve diagram, isotherms are straight and vertical, isobars are straight and horizontal and dry adiabats are also straight and have a 45 degree inclination to the left while moist adiabats are curved.

ee also

*Thermodynamic diagrams
*Skew-T log-P diagram


[ Thermodynamic Diagrams] (offline in Dec 2007)

[ Thermodynamic Diagrams]


* M K Yau and R.R. Rogers, "Short Course in Cloud Physics, Third Edition", published by Butterworth-Heinemann, January 1, 1989, 304 pages. EAN 9780750632157 ISBN 0750632151

* J.V. Iribarne and W.L. Godson, "Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Second Edition", published by D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland, 1981, 278 pages, ISBN-10: 9027712972, ISBN-13:978-902771297

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Skew-T log-P diagram — A Skew T Log P diagram is one of four thermodynamic diagrams commonly used in weather analysis and forecasting. In 1947, N. Herlofson proposed a modification to the emagram which allows straight, horizontal isobars, and provides for a large angle …   Wikipedia

  • Thermodynamic diagrams — are diagrams used by scientists and engineers to represent the thermodynamic states of a material (typically fluid) and the consequences of manipulating this material. For instance, a temperature entropy diagram (T s diagram) may be used to… …   Wikipedia

  • National Weather Service — NWS Agency overview Formed February 9, 1870 Jurisdiction …   Wikipedia

  • Tephigram — A tephigram is one of four thermodynamic diagrams commonly used in weather analysis and forecasting. The name evolved from the original name T phi gram to describe the axes of temperature (T) and entropy (phi) used to create the plot. Usually,… …   Wikipedia

  • Emagram — An emagram is one of four thermodynamic diagrams used to display profiles of temperature and moisture in the atmosphere. The emagram has axes of temperature (T) and pressure (p). In the emagram, the dry adiabats make an angle of about 45 degrees… …   Wikipedia

  • DNA vaccination — The making of a DNA vaccine. DNA vaccination is a technique for protecting an organism against disease by injecting it with genetically engineered DNA to produce an immunological response. Nucleic acid vaccines are still experimental, and have… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”