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Definition of the noun advection

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noun - plural: advections

  1. (meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties

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  1. The horizontal movement of a body of atmosphere (or other fluid) along with a concomitant transport of its temperature, humidity etc.
  2. The transport of a scalar by bulk fluid motion.


Advection: In physics, engineering, and earth sciences, advection is a transport mechanism of a substance or conserved property by a fluid due to the fluid's bulk motion. An example of advection is the transport of pollutants or silt in a river by bulk water flow downstream. Another commonly advected quantity is energy or enthalpy. Here the fluid may be any material that contains thermal energy, such as water or air. In general, any substance or conserved, extensive quantity can be advected by a fluid that can hold or contain the quantity or substance.

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Google previewFundamentals of Air Pollution (2014)

by Daniel Vallero

Heterogeneous advection refers to those cases where there is a secondary phase present inside the main advective medium,

Google previewEnvironmental Biotechnology (2010)

A Biosystems Approach by Daniel Vallero

Heterogeneous advection refers to those cases where there is a secondary...

heterogeneous advection is a common transport mechanism for highly lipophilic compounds or otherwise insoluble matter (e.g. pollen, spores, and cysts with lipid ...

Google previewSemi-Autonomous Networks (2015)

Effective Control of Networked Systems through Protocols, Design, and Modeling by Airlie Chapman

Flow advection is a close relative of diffusion whose discretized version forms the basis of the popular consensus dynamics. We endeavor to...

Advection is the process where a distribution is actively transported by a flow field .

Google previewSpatial Simulation (2013)

Exploring Pattern and Process by David O'Sullivan, George L. W. Perry

recognise two fundamental spread processes: advection and diffusion. Advection is the directed movement of a substance in a fluid (for example transport of pollutants in groundwater), ...

Google previewA Change in the Weather (2004)

by Michael Allaby

Horizontal heat transfer is called advection, and it must also balance. The amount of warmth that moves into high latitudes must be equal to the amount the land and ocean lose by radiation in the same latitudes. If this were not so, some parts ...

Google previewMarine Geochemistry (2012)

by Roy Chester

Advection is a large-scale transport involving the net movement of water from one point in the ocean to another. This may occur either in a horizontal direction, e.g. along a major current system, or in a vertical direction, e.g. during upwelling or ...

Google previewHurricanes of the North Atlantic (1999)

Climate and Society by James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara

Vorticity advection is the transport of vorticity by the winds. 17 A MCC is a group of thunderstorms in close-enough ...

Google previewCanine Olfaction Science and Law (2016)

Advances in Forensic Science, Medicine, Conservation, and Environmental Remediation by Tadeusz Jezierski, John Ensminger, L. E. Papet

Advection is a dominant process in the movement of chemical signals even in extremely low wind conditions. On the other hand, dispersion is the result of three different physical processes. These are the turbulent interweaving of distinct fluid ...

Google previewLake Issyk-Kul: Its Natural Environment (2012)

by J. Klerx, Beishen Imanackunov

Advection is the process whereby mass transport is induced by a pressure gradient thatcan be caused by tectonic ...

Google previewFluid Animation from Simulation on Tetrahedral Meshes (2007)

Semi-Lagrangian advection is an unconditionally stable method for simulating the fluids advection. Explicit advection techniques, such as the one used in [24], are subject to the CFL (Courant, Friedrich, Levy) stability condition. This condition ...

Google previewA Systems Analysis of the Baltic Sea (2001)

by F.V. Wulff, Lars Rahm, P. Larsson

(The smaller basins have smaller time constants because here water advection is a more important loss process.) The response time of the entire aquatic system is much longer, in the range of 15 years.

Google previewMicromixers: Fundamentals, Design, and Fabrication (2008)

by Nam-Trung Nguyen

Advection is the transport phenomena caused by fluid motion ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Technical Education

For synoptic-scale waves, the relative vorticity advection dominates, while for planetary-scale waves the planetary vorticity advection dominates. Where the absolute vorticity advection is positive, the tendency equation shows that the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

advection /ad-vwk-shŏn/ In meteorology, the transfer of a property, such as heat or ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

ADVECTION the lattice structure, and because of unsatisfied valence at crystal edges. Adsorbed materials are most commonly cations like Ca2+ and Mg2+, but may also include oxyanions like NO3 as well as organic compounds. Adsorbed ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

advection The horizontal transfer of properties (such as heat or moisture) or substances (such as air or water pollutants) by the flow of a current of water or air. See also FOG ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nonlinear Science (2006)

by Alwyn Scott

sometimes called the advection equations, are asystem ofordinarydifferential equations thatdefine a dynamical system. Theseequations canbe integrable or non-integrable. Chaotic advection ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

activity space advection fog activity space The range or spectrum of environmental conditions and characteristics suitable for the normal activity of an organism. actor network theory Often abbreviated as ANT, is a distinctive approach to social ...

Google previewDictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

advection. The horizontal component in the transfer of air properties. For example, the heat and water vapour content of the air at the earth's surface varies appreciably and by the wind systems these properties are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Type A cyclones begin as thermal advection strengthens along a stationary front, which tightens the pressure gradient and strengthens the wind. As thermal advection continues in response to increasing winds, the temperature gradient ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

Thermal Advection Heat transfer by soil-liquid water ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1991)

by Hall

ADVECTION In contrast to vertical flow of fluid resulting from a difference in gravity, known as convection, advection is the flow of air in a horizontal direction usually linked to or a part of the convection cycle (Figure A-2). 7 AGR ADVECTION ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Advection test corresponding to the transport of a spherically harmonic object (a) with increasing levels of interfacial. (a) Refined level-set grid captured phase interface Lagrangian spray drops on the global Weber number that can be solved in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Weather (2008)

by Storm Dunlop

advection The transport of a substance (such as air) or of some specific property ...

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