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).
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convective condensation level

The lowest level at which condensation will occur as a result of convection from surface heating.
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The Convective Condensation Level (CCL) is the height where a parcel of air becomes saturated when heated from below.
Rapid Refresh model information currently in the GOES-R CI algorithm includes surface and most unstable convective available potential energy, convective inhibition, best lifted index, lifted condensation level, convective condensation level, level of free convection, bulk and low-level wind shear, and freezing-level height.
* CCL is the convective condensation level and indicates the height of any cumulus bases in meters.
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