Moist-adiabatic process

From Glossary of Meteorology



moist-adiabatic process

(Also known as saturation-adiabatic process.) An adiabatic process for which the air is saturated and may contain liquid water.

A distinction is made between the reversible process, in which total water is conserved, and the pseudoadiabatic or irreversible moist adiabatic process, in which liquid water is assumed to be removed as soon as it is condensed.

Term edited 20 December 2019.