CINConvective INhibition. A measure of the amount of energy needed in order to initiate convection. Values of CIN typically reflect the strength of the cap. They are obtained on a sounding by computing the area enclosed between the environmental temperature profile and the path of a rising air parcel, over the layer within which the latter is cooler than the former. (This area sometimes is called negative area.) See CAPE.IcingA coating of ice on a solid object.Severe IcingThe rate of ice accumulation on an aircraft is such that de-icing/anti-icing equipment
fails to reduce or control the hazard. Immediate diversion is necessary.
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