from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or employing convection; convectional

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Caused or accomplished by convection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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

  • 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

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

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2008

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

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

    CSE - Top Articles

  • Moreover, these "convective" beams had much narrower velocity distributions than did their effusive cousins.

    John B. Fenn - Autobiography

  • Thermal conductivity and friction are covered in the expressions for surface cooling by sensible heat loss, which is part of what makes up the "convective" part of



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