absolute stability

absolute stability

[′ab·sə‚lüt stə′bil·ə·dē]
(meteorology)
The state of a column of air in the atmosphere when its lapse rate of temperature is less than the saturation-adiabatic lapse rate.

absolute stability

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As it relates to meteorology, an atmospheric condition in which the observed lapse rate is less than the saturated adiabatic lapse rate. A mass of air once pushed up will tend to come back to its original level and not rise. This is because it will be cooler than the surrounding air, as its lapse rate is less than the dry and saturated adiabatic lapse rates.
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He also emphasised the urgent need to implement UN Security Council resolution 2216, to achieve absolute stability.
His call for absolute stability is emotionally attractive but impractical.
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Its all-wheel-drive system, biased 60:40 in favour of the rear, showed absolute stability even under hard braking in the least friendly conditions.
A potentially good numerical method for the solution of systems of ODEs must have good accuracy and some reliable region of absolute stability [11].
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