Atmospheric Convection

Atmospheric Convection

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Atmospheric convection is the result of a parcel-environment instability, or temperature difference, layer in the atmosphere. It is often responsible for adverse weather throughout the world. There are a few general archetypes of atmospheric instability that correspond to convection and lack thereof. Steeper and/or positive lapse rates suggests atmospheric convection is more likely, while weaker and/or negative environmental lapse rates suggest it is less likely. This is because any displaced air parcels will become more buoyant, given their sign of adiabatic temperature change, in the steep lapse rate environments. Convection begins at the Level of Free Convection, where it begins its ascent through the Free Convective Layer, and then stops at the equilibrium level. The rising parcel, if having enough momentum, will continue to rise to the Maximum Parcel Level until negative buoyancy decelerates the parcel to a stopshow more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136597454
  • 9786136597454