condensation level

condensation level

The height at which a rising parcel of air would become saturated if it were lifted adiabatically (i.e., without heat being given or taken out from the parcel of air).
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The environmental conditions--which consisted of moderate convective available potential energy (CAPE), a low lifting condensation level, a small surface dewpoint depression, a large veering low-level vertical wind shear, and a large cell-relative helicity--are favorable for producing miniature supercells.
These tornadoes often reside in miniature supercells in an environment characterized by a high low-level moisture content, a low lifting condensation level, a small surface dewpoint depression, small or moderate convective available potential energy (CAPE), and enhanced low-level shear due to increased surface friction from water to land, as well as boundary layer convergence (Green et al.
1]), a low lifting condensation level (~389 m), a small surface dewpoint depression (~3 K), a large veering low-level (0-3 km) vertical wind shear (~22.
But in other applications you might want a certain moisture and condensation level because you want your cookies not too dry and not too moist.
Heat of condensation comes into play once the condensation level has been reached; that's usually at elevations of between 1,500 and 10,000 feet.
The heat source in a solar chimney, which cannot extend high enough to reach the condensation level, is sensible heat.
Undercutting means uplifting the resident airmass, which means cooling to condensation level so cloud (or more cloud) forms and the probability of precipitation of excess moisture becomes more and more likely.
The flat bases of cumulus cumulus clouds form at an altitude corresponding to the condensation level of rising warm air currents.
First, it recognizes that the dynamics of a cumulus cloud must be affected by the latent heat release above the condensation level.
heat addition away from the thermal source in the plume chamber) to simulate latent heat release beginning at condensation level in a natural cloud.
As well as making the inside warmer and less draughty, this should improve weatherproofing, condensation levels and sound insulation, and will give the exterior walls a new look and lease of life.