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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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According to the study, the presently available data are compatible with a plume source that has retained the composition of Earth's primitive mantle remarkably well.
Thanks to coordinated observations of the planet in January 2017 by six ground-based optical and radio telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a University of California, Berkeley, astronomer and her colleagues have been able to track the effects of these storms -- visible as bright plumes above the planet's ammonia ice clouds -- on the belts in which they appear.
The Tokyo and Anchorage Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers have been tracking the plume closely, and warned aviators that ash had reached an altitude of 13 km (8 miles).
Air-sea interaction for the river plume (PLUME) and deep, warm regimes (WCE).
The next questions specifically related to smoke plume included:
Further, at Station 18B, As, Sb, and Cl in the seawater profile are enriched relative to ambient seawater, and the maximum concentrations occur at 1641 m BSL, which is consistent with the Mn and temperature anomalies in the hydrothermal plume water column (Table 1, Figure 3).
Tyson Marian, Vice President of Strategic Development at Comcast Cable has joined Plume's Board of Directors.
LES), with a special emphasis on understanding the mechanics of plume interaction and spray collapse.
In order to save computing resources, according to the symmetry of the engine structure and the calculation area, the internal flow field of the engine is calculated with 1/3 symmetry, and the single-nozzle and double-nozzle exhaust plume flow fields are calculated with 1/2 symmetry.
Caption: Figure 15: Comparison of background radiance estimation methods, for three different pixels through the plume. The red curves stand for the on-plume radiances; the dashed green ones are the expected background radiances.
"We will be extracting ground water from the Plume Core Toe that contains contaminates then treating the water out of the ground," said Tony Howes, UDEQ project manager.