chapter  7
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ATMOSPHERIC INSTABILITY

In the previous chapter we considered the humidity of air near the surface, and in the next we shall deal with cloud formation, often at levels far above the ground. The connection between the two is usually the uplift of low-level air. In the present chapter we will examine how the uplift results from features of the temperature profile (Section 1.6) and the humidity profile (Section 6.6).