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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The above results indicate that above the convective region, the rainstorm system moved northeastward following the southwesterly winds, which were the major steering flow in the midlevel.
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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.
EnSRF presented the strongest cold pool with a broad area of low temperatures ranging from 10 to 18[degrees]C in the convective region, resulting from precipitation evaporation.
3DVar produced a more realistic spatial pattern of the MCS, but the intensity of convection was overpredicted in the observed convective region (Figure 11(c)).
Initially the flight was planned to pass the convective region at different altitudes to sample the air above and within the convective outflow.
7, the GV repeatedly targeted the convective region at different altitudes.
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.