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baroclinic

[bar-uh-klin-ik] /ˌbær əˈklɪn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or having the property of baroclinity.
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  • As a result, the wintertime baroclinic nature of the area can be quite variable.
  • Barotropic instability occurs on the jet's equatorward flank and baroclinic instability occurs on the jet's poleward flank.
  • Surface waters are advected offshore, and equatorward geostrophic flow is established after baroclinic adjustment.
  • Predictability of tropospheric wave guides and baroclinic wave packets.
  • Evaporative cooling in response to dry mid levels helped to generate strong baroclinic vorticity within the storm complex.

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