noun bar·o·cli·nic·i·ty \¦ber-ə-klə-¦ni-sə-tē, ¦ba-rə-\

Definition of baroclinicity


  1. :  the state or condition of being a baroclinic fluid The process depends only on the horizontal temperature gradients (such as warm advection) in the free atmosphere for the baroclinicity to produce the clouds. — D. K. Perovich et al., EOS, 12 Oct 1999

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Origin and Etymology of baroclinicity

baroclinic + -ity

First Known Use: 1947

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