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1 The picking up and setting into motion of particles, either by wind, water, or ice. The main entrainment forces are provided by impact, lift force, and turbulence.

2 In meteorology, the incorporation of buoyant air into a cloud; see Moeng (2000) J. Atmos. Scis 57, 21.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.


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