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Impact of water loading in parcel (2 of 3)
No condensate is assumed to fall out of parcel, so water loading is exaggerated
Assumes a reversible process; implies total condensate mixing ratios in parcel approach
20 g kg-1! (not realistic)
- Partly compensates for lack of entrainment?
- Reduces “double counting” of heating aloft by grid-scale heating from ice processes?
- Mean properties of convection where most stabilization occurs is not the most intense?