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convection cell

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Definition of convection cell in English:

noun

A self-contained area in a fluid in which upward motion of warmer fluid in the centre is balanced by downward motion of cooler fluid at the periphery.
Example sentences
  • This cycle is repeated over and over to generate what scientists call a convection cell or convective flow.
  • The circular current that results is called a convection cell.
  • Does the mantle contain two sets of convection cells of fluid rock or only one?

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