supergranulation cell


supergranulation cell
/sooh'peuhr gran'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, Astron.
one of a number of large convection cells in the photosphere and chromosphere of the sun, each having a diameter of 10,000-20,000 mi. (16,000-32,000 km) and lasting longer than a day. Also called supergranulation.
[1970-75; SUPER- + GRANULATION]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • supergranulation cell — /sooh peuhr gran yeuh lay sheuhn/, Astron. one of a number of large convection cells in the photosphere and chromosphere of the sun, each having a diameter of 10,000 20,000 mi. (16,000 32,000 km) and lasting longer than a day. Also called… …   Useful english dictionary

  • supergranulation cell — noun A large region of convection in the photosphere of the sun; a supergranule …   Wiktionary

  • sun — sunlike, adj. /sun/, n., v., sunned, sunning. n. 1. (often cap.) the star that is the central body of the solar system, around which the planets revolve and from which they receive light and heat: its mean distance from the earth is about 93… …   Universalium

  • supergranule — noun A supergranulation cell …   Wiktionary

  • Sun — This article is about the star. For other uses, see Sun (disambiguation). The Sun …   Wikipedia


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