convective region

convective region

[kən′vek·div ‚rē·jən]
(meteorology)
An area particularly favorable for the formation of convection in the lower atmosphere, or one characterized by convective activity at a given time.
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We take the audience through the convective region and into the Sun's core," he added.
Observations do not agree with the 1-D simulation of the convective core region of a star--the observations suggest that the convective region is larger than the 1-D code makes it out be, which size had been assumed since the 19th century.
Further evidence of the ability of midlatitude MCSs to produce longer-lived effects on the environment is given by Keyser and Johnson (1984) and Wolf and Johnson (1995a,b), who illustrate the ability of organized deep convective regions to enhance upper-level jet streaks through modification of the direct mass circulation in jet entrance regions by diabatic heating.