convective equilibrium

convective equilibrium

[kən′vek·div ‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm]
(meteorology)
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Interestingly, Lane used the concept of convective equilibrium as a footnote to his first equation [42].
Convective equilibrium was a strange allusion, given that convection, by definition, was a non-equilibrium process.
Today, these are referred to as 1) mechanical or hydrostatic equilibrium and 2) convective equilibrium. At the same time, Lane deduced a central solar density of 7 to 28 g/[cm.sup.3] depending on the assumptions applied [42].