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updraft

A localized upward current of air.
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The 12 papers selected for the October 2012 conference present advances in modeling the thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and structural engineering of solar updraft towers for producing electric power from solar radiation with minimal maintenance and no cooling water.
A trajectory that intends to visit all updraft areas with minimum energy--be it a survival trajectory or not--requires to determine the order of the visits and the entry and exit points.
In August last year, the agency's research team used weather radar to track bugs measuring 1 millimeter or so long which were trapped in an updraft and moved inland from an area facing Tokyo Bay.
For instance, visiting a more successful group is a way to see firsthand the advantages to improved firing and to initiate a request for assistance in building a Mani kiln or a new updraft kiln.
The current paper presents data on sandfly abundance in Marigat in three different locations and two lunar phases as well as relative performance of the CDC miniature light trap, updraft blacklight and downdraft blacklight traps.
A prototype solar updraft tower was built in Spain and later destroyed in a storm in 1989 but Claus is the first to build a working small-scale model that continues to generate electricity at night.
Measurements of thermal updraft intensity over complex terrain using American White Pelicans and a simple boundary-layer forecast model.
The software flew the aircraft on a predetermined course over the northern portion of Rogers Dry Lake until it detected an updraft.
The updraft bonnet was mounted to the furnace lid, so when the lid was closed, the bonnet collected all the fumes generated in the furnace.
And that updraft is being felt by almost all major US IT companies, even though most of them are still only able to report single digit growth.
One way this can happen is when there is a strong updraft.
Observations like the shocking detail that glider pilots flew above the ovens of Auschwitz/Oswiecim for an updraft (460) emphasize for the reader the costs of dehumanization; counting the toll of forced labor and displacement on a single Polish family brings those costs home.