# Saturation static energy

From Glossary of Meteorology

## saturation static energy

A thermodynamic variable where

*s*_{es}defined as*g*is gravitational acceleration,*z*is height above some reference level (often taken as the height where the pressure is 100 kPa),*L*_{v}is the latent heat of vaporization,*C*_{p}is specific heat at constant pressure,*T*is absolute temperature, and*r*_{sat}is the theoretical value of saturation mixing ratio of water in air of temperature*T*at pressure*p*.*Compare*saturation equivalent potential temperature, dry static energy, Montgomery streamfunction, moist static energy, liquid water static energy.