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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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This is manifested by the convection currents of the granules [23] and the differential solar rotation observed by Carrington [18].
Effects of mass transfer and free convection currents on the flow past an impulsively started vertical plate, J.
From the present numerical investigation we observed that velocity profiles decrease with the increase of permeability parameter while it increases with the increase of free convection currents.
Indeed, convection currents in the mantle are responsible for most of the volcanic and tectonic processes that we see at Earth's surface.
Then somebody at the table next to you lights up a cigarette and the convection currents happen to be flowing in your direction.
This primary structure carries purlins and rafters in the normal way, with the rafters strutted at the same angle as the struts on the tied portals, creating in effect an inverted ridge that acts as a continuous lantern because, above it, the real ridge is defined by a motorized greenhouse glazing system that can be thrown open on hot days to encourage cooling convection currents.
Environmental factors that can contribute to heat stress besides high ambient temperature are low convection currents, high humidity, low evaporative loss, and high insulation levels around the body.
By releasing water vapor through their leaves, plants create convection currents in the air that draw VOCs down to the soil where microorganisms biodegrade them.
Although Galileo entered through a hole in the clouds, scientists still are confounded that it didn't encounter moisture during descent, because internal heat creates convection currents that should ``bring up the moisture,'' Ingersoll said.
The sleek, stylish model, available in a pearl gray and matte black finish, draws cool air from the floor and returns warmed air to the room through natural convection currents that create a wide, deep comfort zone.
The purpose of Geoflow research, led by the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus, Germany, is to learn more about convection currents beneath the Earth s surface like magma movement.
There have been numerous theories, from various bacteria entering into symbiotic relationships to convection currents passing through the Earth's crust.
It is obvious that in order to utilize the geo-thermal energy to the maximum, one should have a complete and precise knowledge of the amount of perturbations needed to generate convection currents in geo-thermal fluid.
In reality, enormous convection currents are present both on the solar surface and within the solar interior.