Definition of Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate

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Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate

The term 'Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' The rate at which the temperature of a parcel of dry air decreases as the parcel is lifted in the atmosphere. The dry adiabatic lapse rate (abbreviated DALR) is 5.5F per 1000 ft or 9.8C per km'.

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