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Conditional and Convective Instability

Edited by Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root and Michael D. Mastrandrea

in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Second edition

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199765324
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780195313864
Conditional and Convective Instability

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When the atmospheric lapse rate lies between the dry adiabatic lapse rate and the saturated adiabatic lapse rate, conditional instability

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