detrainment


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detrainment

[dē′trān·mənt]
(meteorology)
The transfer of air from an organized air current to the surrounding atmosphere.
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Analysis of the radar data show this peak in cloudiness to be associated with detrainment from isolated cumulus congestus systems.
Austin, 2013: Direct entrainment and detrainment rate distributions of individual shallow cumulus clouds in an LES.
Verifications of the entrainment/ detrainment hypothesis must, rather, be based on those high-resolution laboratory experiments, if these direct measurements are ever to be relevant for a parameterization verification.