Convective Inhibition (CIN)

CIN is a measure of the stability of the atmosphere and defines the vertically integrated negative buoyancy of a rising parcel. It is a good indicator of general stability, and convection tends to be less vigorous with higher values.

CIN < 100Potential Instability.
CIN 100 to 200 Marginally stable.
CIN 200 to 300Moderately stable.
CIN > 400Very stable.

Other UKAWC Stability Indices:
Lifted Index (LI) CAPE K-Index Showalter Index SWEAT Total Totals

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky