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the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion

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(meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere

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Consider the role of heat energy and convection currents in the movement of tectonic plates.
Vents and/or exhaustion systems are istalled on the warehouse roofs aiming to equalize the silo in ternal pressure during the loading/unloaing processes, since providing the aeration air exit makes easier to re move gases originated from the stored grain ecosystem and dislocating the hot air acculated in the warehouse upper part through the convection currents.
The patented design employs convection currents rather than active pumping in the most corrosive and radioactive part of the reactor, thus eliminating materials challenges within other designs.
To understand the formation of thermal convection currents is to glimpse the soul of a Cumulus cloud.
Heat waves create convection currents when hot air rises and moves to the waters.
Hydrocarbon fuelled kilns allow for greater convection currents within the kiln due to the requirement of an exhaust stack to remove the volatised products of combustion.
Before entangling, the field lines are in smooth arcs called field line foot-points, which are pushed into each other by strong convection currents moving beneath the photosphere--the Sun's visible surface.
Likewise environmental links didn't support the importance of stripes for setting up little convection currents that might cool zebra skin or for disrupting the attacks of big predators such as lions.
Their movement is caused as they are jostled from below by powerful convection currents rising and falling beneath the photosphere.
This is how it works: The blanket temperature is slightly warmer on the bottom third of the cylinder thus creating convection currents inside that ensure vaporization and mixing of the gas components.
2](v x E) (too small in value because of the square light speed in the denominator), induced in the laboratory by moving at a speed v charged (or polarized) rigid bodies, so called convection currents.
In his fog-dissipating machine, an acetylene gas and air mixture is ignited and the resulting explosion produces an upwardly moving column of hot air resulting in convection currents which lift the fog.
The air becomes very humid and unstable, and this sets up strong convection currents.