Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate

What is Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate?

Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate meaning in Safety terms is

  • The rate of decrease of temperature with height of a parcel of dry air lifted adiabatically through an atmosphere in hydrostatic equilibrium. Numerically equal to 9.7670 C degrees per km or about 5.40 F degrees per thousand feet. 


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group