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Moist Adiabatic Rate

  • Definition: The rate of change of temperature in a rising or descending saturated air parcel. The rate of cooling or warming varies but a common value of 6 degrees C per 1000 m (3.3 degrees F per 1000 ft) is used.

    Source: Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (fifth edition) by C. Donald Ahrens

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