advection advection  /æd ˈvɛk ʃən/


  • (n) (meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties


  1. For not only in New York but all over the land school children are speaking a strange new language, fazing their elders with terms like wobble pump, advection, burble .
  2. But there is great danger in advection fogs, produced by the drifting of warm air over cold land or water or snow banks (common off Labrador): they are deepsometimes thousands .


  • ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.20.13): Warm Advection

    Transport of warm air into an area by horizontal winds. Low-level warm advection sometimes is referred to (erroneously) as overrunning. Although the two terms are not properly interchangeable, both imply the presence of lifting in low levels.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network


  • "The key to digital effects is to do things that are visually accurate but done cheaply and approximated," said Oka. "I would simulate viscosity or advection, things that are specific to the way water moves. We'd do a cheap simulated effect...
    on Oct 24, 2006 By: Masi Oka Source: Wired News

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