baroclinity

[bar-uh-klin-i-tee]
noun Meteorology.
  1. a common state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density are not parallel but intersect.
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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