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  1. entrainmentnoun

    Any of several processes in which a solid or liquid is put into motion by a fluid.

  2. entrainmentnoun

    The alignment of an organism's circadian rhythm to that of an external rhythm in its environment


  1. Entrainment

    Entrainment is a phenomenon of the atmosphere which occurs when a turbulent flow captures a non-turbulent flow. It is typically used to refer to the capture of a wind flow of high moisture content, or in the case of tropical cyclones, the capture of drier air. Entrainment is the mixing of environmental air into a preexisting air current or cloud so that the environmental air becomes part of the current or cloud. The entrainment coefficient in clouds is one of the most sensitive variables causing uncertainty in climate models. Homogeneous mixing is a model that assumes that the timescale for the mixing within a cloud was large compared to the condensation timescale. This would imply that the dry, unsaturated, environmental air would be entrained throughout the cloud before it would start to evaporate the cloud droplets. The entrainment mixing that results from this model manifests as a partial evaporation of all the drops within the cloud, but no change in the number of cloud drops. A contrasting model of entrainment is inhomogeneous mixing. This model assumes that the time it takes to evaporate cloud drops is short compared to the mixing timescales. Therefore, the saturated air that mixes with the unsaturated environment air would completely evaporate the cloud drops within the entrained area, which would reduce the total number of cloud drops.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrainment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrainment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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