Effective Stratification for Pseudoadiabatic Ascent
Effective stratification can be interpreted as the resistance to upward motion of saturated air parcels experiencing condensation. Previously published expressions for effective stratification conflict with each other, and the most widely distributed expression contains an O(1) error. A derivation of effective stratification is presented that exposes its physical interpretation and that reveals the origin of the flaw in the incorrect derivation.
Keyser, Daniel and Nielsen-Gammon, John W., "Effective Stratification for Pseudoadiabatic Ascent" (2020). Atmospheric and Environmental Science Faculty Scholarship. 13.