baroclinicity

noun

bar·​o·​cli·​nic·​i·​ty ¦ber-ə-klə-¦ni-sə-tē How to pronounce baroclinicity (audio)
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meteorology
: 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

Word History

Etymology

baroclinic + -ity

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baroclinicity was in 1947

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“Baroclinicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baroclinicity. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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