baroclinic

adjective bar·o·clin·ic \ ¦ber-ə-¦kli-nik , ¦ba-rə- \

Definition of baroclinic

: relating to a state of a fluid (such as the atmosphere) in which surfaces of constant pressure intersect those of constant density — compare barotropic

baroclinically

\¦ber-ə-¦kli-ni-k(ə-)lē, ¦ba-rə-\ adverb
    • One argument is that the Hadley cell extent is determined by the latitude at which the mean flow within it becomes baroclinically unstable …
    • —Richard Seager et al.Journal of Climate1 Sept. 2010

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Origin and Etymology of baroclinic

baro- +-clinic
Note: See note atbarotropic


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