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CAPE vs iCAPE
Posted By: Scott Dennstaedt
Date: 8-July-08 0125Z
Look at the link to the sounding below. This is from the Bak40 (which shouldn't matter), but it shows a parcel lapse rate (surface-based parcel) with iCAPE of 2521 J/kg.
The CAPE (MUCAPE) in the upper right shows 3450 J/kg. I am still unsure why there's such a big discrepancy between the two calculations of CAPE? Seems like MUCAPE or best CAPE would be pretty equivalent to SBCAPE in this situation. What am I missing?
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