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Wet-bulb potential temperature

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Wet-bulb potential temperature

Wet-bulb potential temperature, sometimes referred to as pseudo wet-bulb potential temperature, is the temperature attained by mass of air brought adiabatically to saturation and then carried along moist-adiabat to 1000 mb (hPa).

This temperature is conservative with respect to reversible adiabatic changes.

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  • AMS Glossary
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