Thermal Instability

From ExoDictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
This definition article has been automatically generated.
You can help ExoDictionary by expanding, updating, or correcting it.


This autostub has not yet had its initial copyediting proof and may contain significant formatting and even factual errors. You can improve Exodictionary by cleaning up the page markup and verifying that the definition is correct and then removing this tag.


This autostub has not yet had its initial categorization proof and may be categorized incorrectly. You can improve Exodictionary by removing inappropriate categories and then removing this tag.


Thermal Instability

</dt>
The conditions of temperature gradient, thermal conductivity, and viscosity which lead to the onset of convection in a fluid. Such gross phenomena as atmospheric winds are an example of this type of instability. In general, if the fluid is conducting, as a plasma, the applications of a magnetic field tends to reduce these thermal instabilities. </dd>

References

This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use