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plume

1. Biology any feathery part, such as the structure on certain fruits and seeds that aids dispersal by wind
2. Geology a rising column of hot, low viscosity material within the earth's mantle, which is believed to be responsible for linear oceanic island chains and flood basalts

plume

[plüm]
(analytical chemistry)

plume

Wood veneer having a large featherlike figure, usually cut from a crotch.
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If the spacecraft's ion and neutral mass spectrometer instrument (INMS) detects molecular hydrogen as it travels through the plume, scientists may get the measurements they need to answers these questions.
Roth said that they do not know yet if these plumes are connected to subsurface liquid water or not.
However, little is known about the effect of coupling the task ventilation modules with the DV systems on the space temperature field and plume flow rates.
Cunningham (2006) reported symptoms associated with exposure to surgical plume such as coughing, headaches, chronic bronchitis, hepatitis and cancer, occurring with different severity.
That explains the relatively speedy disappearance of giant plumes of subsea oil and gas that jetted from the wellhead and never surfaced.
Volcanic plumes can produce lightning, and the plume from Grimsvotn produced an intense lightning storm.
HELENA, Montana: Scientists using electric and magnetic sensors have mapped the size and composition of a vast plume of hot rock and briny fluid down to 300 kilometers below Yellowstone National Park's surface, according to a new study soon to be published.
It disturbed Cook so much that she set out with a plan to commemorate Black Plume through art.
In some cases, if the plume can be tracked well enough with satellites, pilots can steer around it, he notes, but that did not work in this case because the ash drifted right over Britain in mid April.
2005) present a methodology to calculate the virtual spray origin (virtual injection center), the single plume shape inertia axes, and tools to study the single plumes internal and external symmetry.
Agency officials expect the operation to keep the plume of perchlorate from spreading.