Science / Weather / Parcel: A volume of air small enough to contain uniform distribution of its meteorological properties and large enough to remain relatively self-contained and respond to all meteorological processes.

Other Words for Parcel

Parcel Noun Synonyms: portion, plot, plat, lot, piece, section, tract
Parcel Verb Synonyms: package, packet, carton, box, container, case

Convective Condensation Level (CCL)

Science / Weather / Convective Condensation Level (CCL): The height at which a parcel of air, if heated sufficiently from below, will rise adiabatically until it is just saturated. MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Flow: Television's sequence of programs, commercials, news breaks, and so on. The overall flow of television is segmented into small parcels, which often bear little logical connection to one another. MORE

Lifting Condensation Level (LCL)

Science / Weather / Lifting Condensation Level (LCL): The height at which a parcel of moist air becomes saturated when it is lifted dry adiabatically. MORE

Level Of Free Convection (LFC)

Science / Weather / Level Of Free Convection (LFC): The level at which a parcel of saturated air becomes warmer than the surrounding air and begins to rise freely. This occurs most readily in a conditionally unstable atmosphere. MORE

Showalter Stability Index

Science / Weather / Showalter Stability Index: A measure of the local static stability of the atmosphere. It is determined by lifting an air parcel to 500 millibars and then comparing its temperature to that of the environment. If the parcel is co MORE


Technology / Aviation / Gap: The distance between two adjacent wings of a biplane or multiplane. MORE