# barotropic

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## barotropic

[‚bar·ə′träp·ik]
(physics)
Of, pertaining to, or characterized by a condition of barotropy.
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Markowski will review how barotropic or regions of uniform temperatures, and baroclinic, distinct air mass regions or fronts, are mechanisms for how downdrafts lead to the development of near-surface rotation.
The first is a barotropic law (4) and a second is a transport model for void ratio, with the source terms modelling the mass transfer rate due to cavitation (5-7).
Among the topics are the primitive equations, the shallow-water model, balanced flow, vertical discretization, time integration, the code structure of PEAK, and barotropic PEAK configurations.
In Section 3 we describe the phase space in the most general case: one barotropic matter fluid component, non-vanishing scalar field potential, and arbitrary spatial geometry (flat, spherical, hyperbolic), thus generalizing the results of previous studies [24,25].
A time step splitting scheme is used in the RCO, with 150 s for the baroclinic and 15 s for the barotropic time step in underlying runs.
Their topics include barotropic and shallow-water models, phase-transition in energy-relative enstrophy models, extremal free energy in the mean-field theory, and exact closed-form solutions for getting from phase transitions to super-rotation.
Using an idealized nonlinear and nondivergent barotropic model, the research team have shown that these S-shaped features are the manifestations of barotropic instability.
Theorem 2 Suppose (1) there exists an ideal fluid (2) the ideal fluid is irrotational and barotropic, (3) the density [rho] is homogeneous, that is [partial derivative][rho]/[partial derivative]x = [partial derivative][rho]/[partial derivative]y = [partial derivative][rho]/ [partial derivative]z = [partial derivative][rho]/[partial derivative]t = 0, (4) there are no external body forces exerted on the fluid, (5)the fluid is unbounded and the velocity of the fluid at the infinity is approaching to zero.
Usually the ocean is weakly stratified near the coast and mesoscale processes, including continental shelf waves, can be considered as barotropic waves.
Transports through the open ports have been calculated from observations and are used to provide simple barotropic boundary conditions at these open ports.

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