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EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE
Definition:
The temperature that an unsaturated parcel of dry air would have if brought adiabatically and reversibly from its initial state to a standard pressure, p0, typically 100 kPa.
Reference:
Glossary of Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, 2013, http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Potential_temperature
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