baroclinicity

noun
bar·​o·​cli·​nic·​i·​ty | \ ¦ber-ə-klə-¦ni-sə-tē How to pronounce baroclinicity (audio) , ¦ba-rə- \

Definition of baroclinicity

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

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First Known Use of baroclinicity

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baroclinicity

baroclinic + -ity

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“Baroclinicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baroclinicity. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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