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Chapter 5Determination of Stability
Chapter 6Analysisof Discontinuities and Stable Layers in RAOBs
Chapter 7Analysis of Clouds with Aid of RAOBs
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adiabatic lapse rate advection air mass aircraft altitude analysis ascent AWS TR AWSM cloud base cloud layer cold front computed condensation level convection conventional tropopause convergence cooling cumulus decrease Definition determine dew-point depression displacements divergence DOD WPC dry adiabat effects energy feet forecasting frontal zone frost point given pressure height humidity element ICAO Standard Atmosphere indicated intersection isobar isotherms lapse-rate latent instability lifting lifting condensation level located Log P Diagram mixed layer mixing ratio moist layer moisture content negative area parcel theory perature plotted sounding positive area potential instability potential temperature potentially-unstable layer precipitation procedures radiosonde raobs relative humidity reported saturation adiabat saturation mixing-ratio line shear shown in Figure Skew-T Chart slope sounding shown Stability Index stable layer superadiabatic lapse rate synoptic Tephigram thermal wind thermodynamic diagram tion tropopause troposphere ture unsaturated usually vertical motion virtual temperature warm front weather wet-bulb temperature wind