convection theory of cyclones

convection theory of cyclones

[kən′vek·shən ‚thē·ə·rē əv ′sī‚klōnz]
(meteorology)
A theory of cyclone development proposing that the upward convection of air (particularly of moist air) due to surface heating can be of sufficient magnitude and duration that the surface inflow of air will attain appreciable cyclonic rotation.