1.1.1.5. Moist convection

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Recap: as the warm moist air rises and cools, the moisture condenses into water droplets, releasing latent heat and warming the air. The air therefore cools less rapidly than it would if it did not contain moisture. This makes moist warm air rise higher (and faster) than dry warm air. As water droplets freeze, they release additional latent heat, warming the air further.