Ask Storm Team 11: What is MLCAPE? What does it do? How is it measured?

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Today’s Ask Storm Team 11 question was submitted by Jackson Barrett. He asked what is MLCAPE? What does it do? How is it measured?

MLCAPE is essentially the mean CAPE for a certain layer of the atmosphere. CAPE is convective available potential energy and is a measure of thunderstorm fuel and updraft strength. CAPE is measured in Joules/kg. 

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