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Example test of a full hemisphere adiabatic model with a fixed dark side partition ratio of 50% : 50%
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Précis We describe the use of a climate model based on the adiabatic meteorological process of daytime lit hemisphere solar radiant forced convection, coupled to the nighttime dark hemisphere process of surface diabatic radiant cooling to space. The model is design to study the relationships between the interlinked parameters of Top of Atmosphere (TOA) Solar Irradiance, Planetary Bond albedo, atmospheric pressure, adiabatic lapse rate and average temperature for atmospheric circulation cells. The Excel spread sheet model is built with a cascaded series of interlocking calculations that tend towards a geometric limit sum with increasing precision. The structure of the model uses the specific metrics of irradiance and Bond albedo to establish the average temperature for a given atmospheric cell. Using the process of inverse modelling the controlling values of the flux partition ratio (a surface pressure proxy) can be established for a given cell temperature and associated tropopause height. We are in essence using the adiabatic climate model to study a Pressure Volume Temperature relationship for planetary atmospheres.
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