mechanical turbulence

mechanical turbulence

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′tər·byə·ləns]
(meteorology)
Irregular air movement in the lower atmosphere resulting from obstructions, for example, tall buildings.
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The complexity of the local terrain and how it creates four unique wind patterns that can generate severe mechanical turbulence at times, provides pilots with very tough challenges.
The bubbles emerging from the lower tube influence heat transfer rates for the tube above it due to additional mechanical turbulence.
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