Noun Advection Definition and Examples


Noun:

Advection

Pronunciation:

/ədˈvɛkʃ(ə)n/

Definition:
1.

noun

The transfer of heat or matter by the flow of a fluid, especially horizontally in the atmosphere or the sea.
  1. 'The first is due to initial conductive cooling; in the second, heat advection is controlled by fluid circulation.'
  2. 'The very cold air advection in the rear of the cold front brought cooler air to much of the country.'


noun

1. Meteorology. the horizontal transport of atmospheric properties (distinguished from convection).

2. the horizontal flow of air, water, etc.


Examples:

"advections can be within layers."
"waters can be advected."
"airs can be advected."
"advections can be by diffusions."
"advections can correspond to fluids."

Origin:
Early 20th century: from Latin advectio(n-), from advehere ‘bring’, from ad- ‘to’ + vehere ‘carry’.

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