gravitational settling

gravitational settling

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′set·liŋ]
(geology)
A movement of sediment resulting from gravitational forces.
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Observations show that the coarse mode of dust can be sustained during long-range transport, while current understanding fails in explaining why the lifetime of large airborne dust particles is longer than expected from gravitational settling theories.
In this case, the particle removal mechanism that is modified by the flow direction (gravitational effect) is gravitational settling ([[eta].
In this case, only the gravitational settling term ([[eta].
It takes into account processes as horizontal and vertical advection, horizontal and vertical diffusion, dry deposition, wet removal, gravitational settling and specific chemical transformations.
A number of improvements were made in the code as to describe aerosol specific processes, mainly gravitational settling and the changes in aerosol size spectrum cause by this settling (Syrakov & Galperin 1998).
Gravitational settling and suspension of particles has been under intense examination in the past as it is important to many areas of engineering and environmental sciences.
Gravitational settling of aerosol particles in randomly oriented cellular flow fields, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol.
At the same time, there are ramifications associated with condensed solar matter, especially with respect to gravitational settling, solar activity, and nucleosynthesis.
3 Gravitational Settling Versus Restricted Diffusion
Superior filtration is achieved first through inertial impaction, secondly through gravitational settling, and thirdly through a nearly vertical coalescing multi-stage filter element with efficiencies of 0.
The baffle boxes employ gravitational settling of suspended solids to achieve pollutant removal from stormwater.
Kasdan, IRIS clinical laboratory systems division vice president for research and development, "IRIS expects that the company's patented methods for speedy gravitational settling and production of leukocyte-rich plasma may find other useful laboratory applications.