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Author: billnigh   Date: 10/27/2019 3:48:31 PM  +1/-7  

"The standard lapse rate dosesn't have a thing to do with weather. The standard lapse rate is an engineering standard used for calibrating altimeters, and not much else. Blind use of the standard lapse rate to estimate temperatures aloft can lead a pilot into gross tactical blunders, like descending into an icing condition on the mistaken assumption that it will be warmer down there than it actually turns out to be. The standard lapse rate is science fiction".

 
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standard lapse rate +1/-7 billnigh 10/27/2019 3:48:31 PM