Advective change of temperature

From Glossary of Meteorology



advective change of temperature

The contribution to local temperature change that is caused by the horizontal or vertical advection of air.

The horizontal component of change, usually the most important in the troposphere, is proportional to the horizontal temperature gradient and the magnitude of the component of the wind in the direction of the gradient. The vertical component is proportional to the vertical velocity and the static stability and depends also on whether the air is saturated.


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