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Convective Available Potential Energy

Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) is a measure of instability through the depth of the atmosphere, and is related to updraft strength in thunderstorms.

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Lifted Index

The lifted index is the temperature difference between the environment and an air parcel lifted adiabatically at a given pressure height in the troposphere. When the value is positive, the atmosphere is stable and when the value is negative, the atmosphere is unstable.

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Convective Inhibition

Convective inhibition is a measure of the energy that will prevent an air parcel from rising from the surface to the level of free convection.

Other Issues

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