updraught


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updraught

(ˈʌpˌdrɑːft) or

up-draft

n
(General Physics) an upward movement of air or other gas. Also: up-current
Translations

updraught

updraft (US) [ˈʌpdræft] Ncorriente f ascendente

updraught

, (US) updraft
nZug m; (Aviat) → Aufwind m, → Aufströmung f
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youtube.com/embed/CB-Prsvd10EWhat is a supercell?Supercells are caused, unlike other storms, by a rotating updraught, also called a mesocyclone.
The skyscrapers are like cliffs, they provide the updraught they need for flight and they also have a lot of pigeons, which is what they eat."
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Based on design it can be segmented as updraught, downdraught, fluidized bed, cross- draught, molten bed, entrained bed, and double fired.
Occasionally, with clashing air currents inside the cumulus cloud, a serious downdraught is thrust by an even more serious updraught. Now the upper extent of the cloud is far above the freezing level, the duration of the water droplets at this height and its cold temperatures ensures rapid sublimation to ice.
Behavior.- Hovers frequently; in updraught winds uses 'hanging hover'.
The rotation occurs due to interactions between the updraught of the plume and horizontal wind patterns.
The updraught created by the flames' heat conducted the sewer gases up a hollow column and over three or four lit mantles where they were purified before being released into the atmosphere.
Once a fire starts, the heat attracts an updraught, and the hotter the fire gets the more oxygen-rich air is sucked through the deck to feed it.
So the boys in blue reckoned they were on a winner when they zeroed in on a village in Suffolk: conservatories and glasshouses galore, stuffed with tender foliage and a hot air updraught you could warm your hands on at a thousand feet.
If a passing thunderstorm updraught starts to lift this air, the rotation is tilted into the vertical.
In the centre of the hurricane is its eye, that calm place of central updraught and conception.