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a·di·a·ba·tic

(ā-dē-ă-ba'tik),
Referring to a thermodynamic process in which no gain or loss of heat occurs between the system and its surroundings.
[G. adiabatos, impassable, fr. a priv. + diabainō, to go through]

Adiabatic

Referring to a thermodynamic process in which the net transfer of heat is zero.

a·di·a·ba·tic

(ā'dē-ă-bat'ik)
Referring to a thermodynamic process in which there is no gain or loss of heat between the system and its surroundings.
[G. adiabatos, impassable, fr. a priv. + diabainō, to go through]
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1), by locating the lifting condensation level (LCL, where the temperature and the dewpoint are equal) of a parcel of air on a thermodynamic chart and then following the moist adiabat from the LCL back down to the surface.
The dry adiabat is followed upward (blue arrow) to the LCL, where the saturation mixing ratio line intersects it.
In studies of the general circulation and of tropical convection, he always extolled the importance of vertical mixing by cumulonimbus convection, and became known for his catch-phrase "up moist-down dry," referring to the upward motion in a convective core following a moist adiabat, and the large-scale downward motion in the Hadley Cell and trade wind regions following the dry adiabat.