Meaning of CIN in English


CIN - C onvective IN hibition. A measure of the amount of energy needed in order to initiate convection . Values of CIN typically reflect the strength of the cap . They are obtained on a sounding by computing the area enclosed between the environmental temperature profile and the path of a rising air parcel, over the layer within which the latter is cooler than the former. (This area sometimes is called negative area.) See CAPE and picture

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