Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resulting from or caused by convection: as, a convective discharge of electricity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Caused or accomplished by convection.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or employing convection; convectional

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Examples

  • Here what you have right here is a line of what they call convective activity, a lot of thunderstorms, something that might kick out tornado, certainly severe thunderstorms.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2007

  • Meteorologists working behind me over here, this is John Hart (ph) and he's issuing what we call the convective outlook, the risk of where we're expecting to see the worst thunderstorms today and his computer is just like our computer at home and crashed on him, so he's really working hard and wasn't able to talk to us.

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2007

  • Now what happens in the atmosphere is you have this layer of air, really dry air, in the mid-layers, they refer to as a convective cap.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2008

  • Now there is a layer Bonnie, that is in the mid levels we refer to as a convective cap.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2008

  • Severe thunderstorms are defined as convective storms with frequent lighting, accompanied by local wind gusts of 97 kilometers per hour, or hail that is 2 centimeters in diameter or larger.

    Thunderstorm

  • They show how discontinuous forcing triggers so-called convective bombs or grid point storms that exhibit +/

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems « Climate Audit

  • Heat energy travels in the sun by conduction and radiation around the core, and by convection nearer the surface, but the position of the so-called convective boundary between these regions is disputed.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Heat energy travels in the sun by conduction and radiation around the core, and by convection nearer the surface, but the position of the so-called convective boundary between these regions is disputed.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Incident energy: Total arc energy, both radiant and convective, that is actually received per unit area, in calories per square centimeter.

    CSE - Top Articles

  • Heat energy travels in the sun by conduction and radiation around the core, and by convection nearer the surface, but the position of the so-called convective boundary between these regions is disputed.

    New Scientist - Online News

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