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lifting condensation level

[′lift·iŋ ‚kän‚den′sā·shən ‚lev·əl]
(meteorology)
The level at which a parcel of moist air lifted dry adiabatically would become saturated. Abbreviated LCL. Also known as isentropic condensation level (ICL).

lifting condensation level

The level at which a parcel of unsaturated dry air lifted dry adiabatically becomes saturated. See also dry adiabatic lapse rate and adiabatic.