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advection

the transference of heat energy in a horizontal stream of gas, esp of air

advection

[‚ad′vek·shən]
(meteorology)
The process of transport of an atmospheric property solely by the mass motion of the atmosphere.
(oceanography)
The process of transport of water, or of an aqueous property, solely by the mass motion of the oceans, most typically via horizontal currents.

advection

A method of heat transfer by horizontal movement of air or fluid. Unlike convection, where heat transfer takes place because of vertical movement, here the horizontal movement is the cause. When cold air comes into contact with warm ground or water, it heats up because of advection.
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As it accumulates matter and grows more massive, however, that fixed feeding rate eventually becomes insufficient to keep the system from flipping into a dim, advecting state.
Rain is not expected except, by Tuesday, when a weak trough forms from the north, advecting some moisture from western Zambia but its influence will remain contained over the Caprivi and Botswana.
At home, we have witnessed a southward advance of the Torrid Zone, advecting tropical Congo air into our northern skies.
As one might have seen, some cloud developments were restricted, while others thrust into and through this layer, but at the same time the airflow was advecting moist air from its adjacent Congo or semi-Congo air.
Here the pressure patterns exert an influence: anticyclonic cores dominate the 35 to 40oS latitudes, rounding the land mass and advecting a good depth of moist air inland and toward the heat-low pressure belt developing daily across the mid-continent.
From Wednesday onward, this system slipped to the east, advecting moist air on its western side bringing some relief to the very hot conditions experienced across the north.
The anticyclone slid past the Cape, stagnated to the east, advecting colder, moist air into the central continent.