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plume

The concentration profile of an airborne or waterborne release of materials as it spreads from its source; an area of chemicals in a particular medium (e.g., air or groundwater), moving away from its source in a band or column, as of smoke from a chimney or chemicals moving with groundwater.

plume

(ploom)
A wisp or puff of smoke, esp. one that may rise from a surgical field in which electrocautery or lasers are used to cut, coagulate, or destroy tissue. Surgical plumes may contain carbon monoxide, among other potentially toxic gases.
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Confirmation of molecular hydrogen in the plume would be an independent line of evidence that hydrothermal activity is taking place in the Enceladus ocean, on the seafloor," said Hunter Waite, INMS team lead at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
The Hubble discovery makes Europa only the second moon in the solar system known to have water vapor plumes.
In each layer, the temperature inside the rising plumes is different than the homogenous surrounding air temperature zone and from the wall plume air temperature.
I would be interested to hear if there are other nurses out there exposed to smoke plume in other areas of nursing.
Natural gas constituents and dissolvable chemicals amounting to twice that mass remained near the seafloor, creating the roving, cloudlike hydrocarbon plumes on which the bacteria fed.
The so-called "geoelectric" imaging of a plume to this extent is a first said Robert B.
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In the research we did, we found that the jet stream essentially stops the plume from rising higher into the atmosphere," he points out.
Preprocessing and spray origin are introduced as a base for the single plume selection and evaluation.
But the main thing is the fix is in place and the plume will not be spreading, and contamination is being remediated.
Chris plume has admitted the decision to turn his back on the Giants and leave for Australia later in the year is the toughest he has ever had to make.