Applies to a thermodynamic process during which no heat is added to or withdrawn from the body or system concerned. In the atmosphere, adiabatic changes of temperature occur only in consequence of compression or expansion accompanying an increase or decrease of atmospheric pressure. Thus, a descending body of air undergoes compression and adiabatic cooling.
Meaning of ADIABATIC in English
Environmental engineering English vocabulary. Английский словарь экологического инжиниринга. 2012