indirect circulation

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A closed, vertical circulation in which warm air sinks and cold air rises. In such a circulation, kinetic energy is converted into potential energy. In the general circulation, the cells between the subtropical highs and the Polar Front exhibit this form of indirect circulation.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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