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Convection

heat transferred as heated liquids or gases circulate to a cooler, less dense part of the environment. In a fire, hot gases transfer heat to solids through convection; as the hot gas moves over the item, it transfers heat to it. Flames transfer heat to solids by convection. In its most extreme, convection is a major contributor to the formation of firestorms in wildland fires.

 
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