tertiary circulation

tertiary circulation

[′tər·shē‚er·ē ‚sər·kyə′lā·shən]
(meteorology)
The generally small, localized atmospheric circulations, represented by such phenomena as local winds, thunderstorms, and tornadoes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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