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If a parcel of air ascends adiabatically, would condensation be reached at the lifting condensation level (LCL) or the level of free condensation (LFC)?

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The lifting condensation level (LCL) is the level at which a rising particle reaches 100 % relative humidity by adiabatic cooling.

Please have a look at Wikipedia: LCL and LFC (level of free convection!).

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The LCL is the "lifted" level at which mechanical lifting mechanisms (frontal/dynamic or orographic) must raise a parcel to reach its dew point temperature, 100% relative humidity or saturation by adiabatic cooling. Alternatively, when a parcel of air is lifted due to heating from below, the parcel must rise to the convective condensation level (CCL) to reach saturation. (lifting due to buoyancy)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convective_condensation_level http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifted_condensation_level

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