embient vs surrounding

here is the sentence: This turbulence we classify as ‘mechanical’ since it results from mechanical disruption of the ambient wind flow.
I am confused about the word ‘ambient’, can I use surrounding instead of it? and how can I tell them.

thank you for your answers.

sorry, I put the wrong word, it is AMBIENT not embient.


Ambient wind flow here means the wind flow as exists in the atmosphere naturally. Surrounding is close but not a very good replacement unless you add context. Ambient is the best choice of word here in my opinion.

I see…, but could you please give me some examples about them?
Thank you

Here is a web site with good examples: