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

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