autoconvective lapse rate

autoconvective lapse rate

[¦ȯd·ō·kən′vek·tiv ′laps ‚rāt]
(meteorology)
The largely hypothetical environmental lapse rate of temperature in an atmosphere in which the density is constant with height (homogeneous atmosphere); 3°C per 100 meters in dry air. Also known as autoconvection gradient.