baroclinity

[ bar-uh-klin-i-tee ]
/ ˌbær əˈklɪn ɪ ti /

noun Meteorology.

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

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

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