“Ad” means “toward”, and “vection” comes from “vehere” meaning, to carry. It’s all Latin. Put them together and we get “advection.”
Merriam Webster on-line defines advection as “the usually horizontal movement of a mass of fluid (as air or an ocean current); also: transport (as of pollutants or plankton) by such movement.”
In meteorology, advection is the horizontal transfer of any atmospheric property (hot air, cold air, moist air, etc.) by the wind.
Advection Fog in San Francisco
organic chemicals (VOCs) can be emitted from contaminated soil or
groundwater and intrude overlying buildings, impacting the quality of
ventilation and air conditioning systems (“HVAC” systems), basements,
strong winds and other factors can exacerbate vapor intrusion problems
by reducing internal air pressure and creating a "vacuum effect" that
enhances the advective flow of vapors through building floors.
The field of vapor intrusion investigations is still evolving.
“ Screening For Environmental Concerns At Sites With Contaminated Soil
and Groundwater; INTERIM FINAL - February 2005;” California Regional
Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region, Oakland,