large-scale convection

large-scale convection

[′lärj ¦skāl kən′vek·shən]
(meteorology)
Organized vertical motion on a larger scale than atmospheric free convection associated with cumulus clouds; the patterns of vertical motion in hurricanes or in migratory cyclones are examples of such convection.
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