Convection vs Autoconvection - What's the difference?

convection | autoconvection |

As nouns the difference between convection and autoconvection

is that convection is the process of conveying something while autoconvection is spontaneous convection in a fluid layer.


Alternative forms

* convexion


  • The process of conveying something.
  • (physics) The transmission of heat in a fluid or gas by the circulation of currents.
  • (meteorology) The vertical movement of heat and moisture, especially by updrafts and downdrafts in an unstable air mass. The terms convection and thunderstorm are often used interchangeably, although thunderstorms are only one form of convection. Towering cumulus clouds are visible forms of convection.
  • Coordinate terms

    * (physics) conduction, radiation

    Derived terms

    * forced convection * free convection * gravitational convection

    See also

    * weather






  • spontaneous convection in a fluid layer