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Asked • 07/29/19

Are there any quantities defined analogically to the virtual temperature, but for other gases?

The [virtual temperature](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_temperature) is a pseudo-temperature taking into account water vapour in the atmosphere in such a way, that the resulting quantity can be used with the ideal gas law and the molar mass for dry air. Although the most significant in the troposphere, water vapour is not the only trace gas for which the concentration varies through the atmosphere. Are there any similarly defined pseudo-temperatures, taking into account varying volume mixing ratios for other trace gases?

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Stanton D. answered • 01/13/20

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