adiabatic rate

adiabatic rate

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik ′rāt]
(meteorology)
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When the temperature profile in the saturated layer is unstable or nearly the same as the moist adiabatic rate, as it is in both soundings, you can expect more liquid water content in these clouds--especially at the tops.