downwash

in atmospheric chemistry
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As applied to the action of chimney gases, it is the downward motion of the chimney gases brought on by eddies which form in the lee of a chimney when the wind is blowing. It may result in bringing the flue gases to the ground prematurely.
Source:
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2185 [Terms] [Paper]