convective condensation level


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convective condensation level

[kən′vek·div ‚kän·den′sā‚shən ‚lev·əl]
(meteorology)
On a thermodynamic diagram, the point of intersection of a sounding curve (representing the vertical distribution of temperature in an atmospheric column) with the saturation mixing-ratio line corresponding to the average mixing ratio in the surface layer (that is, approximately the lowest 1500 feet, or 450 meters).

convective condensation level

The lowest level at which condensation will occur as a result of convection from surface heating.