Diffluence


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Dif´flu`ence


n.1.A flowing off on all sides; fluidity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Our intent was for participants to identify diffluence and confluence through the spreading or converging of height contours and divergence and convergence through the horizontal speeding up or slowing down of winds.
Strong divergence and diffluence near the upper-troposphere in the storm region can be attributed to the significant upward transport of mass and latent heat released during condensation.
However, upper level diffluence and warm sea surface temperatures near 29 degrees are conducive for development," JTWC said.