baroclinity

[bar-uh-klin-i-tee]

noun Meteorology.

a common state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density are not parallel but intersect.

Nearby words

  1. barnyardism,
  2. baro-,
  3. barocchio,
  4. barocchio, giacomo,
  5. baroclinic,
  6. barococo,
  7. baroda,
  8. barognosis,
  9. barogram,
  10. barograph

Also bar·o·cli·nic·i·ty [bar-uh-kli-nis-i-tee] /ˌbær ə klɪˈnɪs ɪ ti/.

Compare barotropy.

Origin of baroclinity


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