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 Climate, 1 Sept. 2010
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