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Old 22nd June 2010, 09:12 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by lomiller View Post
As I said, the hypothesis you are pushing has been debunked extensively since it appeared in a blog posting a month ago but by all means go ahead and try your derivation of lapse rate from gravity and heat capacity if you want.
It isn't my derivation (though I have also done it myself). It's standard textbook thermodynamics. And the derivation was included in that NASA page I linked to before (I can cite thermo textbooks too if you care), but here it is again. I notice that, once again, you can only state that what I'm saying has been debunked, you can't actually offer up an argument yourself for why anything I said is wrong. In fact, given your responses, it appears that you don't even understand what I said.
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