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Re: Near-adiabatic saturated layers
Posted By: Scott Dennstaedt In Response To: Re: Near-adiabatic saturated layers (John Brown)
Date: 14-December-06 0438Z
In Response To: Re: Near-adiabatic saturated layers (John Brown)
Thanks for the detailed response. I don't have access to the paper you mentioned. Do you know how I could get a copy? Is this available on the Internet without a required subscription?
If you had to "correct" this analysis, what would the result look like? A saturated lapse rate parallel to the moist adiabat? I like to use these analyses to understand the potential for serious icing aloft. When I see a saturated layer depicted this way at temps below freezing, I assume that there's strong VV in the layer and assume the potential that large droplets (SLD) exist in the clouds in this layer. I also anticipate that the layer may contain moderate or greater turbulence especially if the winds at this altitude are fairly strong.
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