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Air parcel

Distinct blob of air that moves through the atmosphere

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Adiabatic process

When a parcel of air doesn't mix with its environment or exchange heat energy

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Lapse rate

Rate where the temperature decreases (lapses) with increasing altitude

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Environment

The atmosphere outside the air parcel

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Unstable environment

When the air parcel is warmer than the environment and keeps rising

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Stable environment

The air parcel is cooler than its environment and sink back to its original position

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Conditionally unstable

When a saturated air parcel is warmer than its surrounding environment

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What is Lifting Condensation Level

Seen as the cloud base

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Lifting condensation level

If the air is lifted to the cloud base

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Level of free convection

The level where the parcel becomes buoyant

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Lifting mechanisms

Whatever lifts air parcels

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Upload

When the wind is forced upward on the mountain

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Convection

Air that is rapidly rising, and air going down