cellular convection

cellular convection

[′sel·yə·lər kən′vek·shən]
(meteorology)
An organized, convective, fluid motion characterized by the presence of distinct convection cells or convective units, usually with upward motion (away from the heat source) in the central portions of the cell, and sinking or downward flow in the cell's outer regions.
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Shin and Hong [4] suggest that the cellular convection that appeared at the YSU PBL is partly due to the PBL scheme used, while other major factors also influence the result.
Coe, 2011: An aircraft case study of the spatial transition from closed to open mesoscale cellular convection over the southeast pacific.
Nield, "Surface tension and buoyancy effects in cellular convection," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol.
"The structure inside the polar vortex is reminiscent of the open cellular convection that is often seen over Earth's oceans," said Tony Del Genio, a member of the Cassini imaging team at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, N.Y.
First-Place Award: The team of Yu-Hung Chen, 18, and Shih-Hao Chen, 18--both of the Senior High School Affiliated to National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan--received the AMS special award of $2,000 for the best atmospheric exhibit at the ISEF for their work, "Experimental Simulation of Cellular Convection with Miso Soup."