Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Think and Explain: 73

Answer

Adiabatic parcels occur both in the atmosphere and in the oceans.

Work Step by Step

Parcels in these fluids are large enough that outside fluids don't appreciably mix with them. You can picture these parcels as though they were enclosed in a gossamer bag. Examples of adiabatic parcels, both in the atmosphere and in the oceans, are given on pages 341-342.
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