Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 18 - Think and Discuss: 82


When a parcel of air rises toward the mountaintop, it expands and does work on the surrounding lower-pressure air. This work reduces the parcel's internal energy, and its temperature drops.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 341-342.
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