What is the term for heat transfer because of the movement of a gas?

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Sep 25, 2017

Answer:

Depends on if it is a lateral or vertical transfer.

Explanation:

I am answering as a meteorologist, but the same terms are used in physics.

Advection is the lateral movement of a property of the atmosphere (or gas), be it humidity or temperature.

Convection is the vertical movement of a property of the atmosphere (or gas), be it humidity or temperature.

Convection can also mean the circulation of heat by the movement of a fluid. It is only in meteorology that it is vertical motion. So chances are the answer that is most correct is convection.