lapse rate(redirected from Moist adiabatic lapse rate)
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Related to Moist adiabatic lapse rate: normal lapse rate, Environmental lapse rate, Dry adiabatic lapse rate
The rate of decrease of atmospheric temperature with increase in altitude.
(Physical Geography) the rate of change of any meteorological factor with altitude, esp atmospheric temperature, which usually decreases at a rate of 0.6°C per 100 metres (environmental lapse rate). Unsaturated air loses about 1°C per 100 m (dry adiabatic lapse rate), whereas saturated air loses an average 0.5°C per 100 m (saturated adiabatic lapse rate)
the rate of decrease of atmospheric temperature with increase of elevation vertically above a given location.