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barotropic

[‚bar·ə′träp·ik]
(physics)
Of, pertaining to, or characterized by a condition of barotropy.
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In the analytical model of Joly and Thorpe (1990), cyclones forming on a preexisting front deepen during their incipient growth phase because of barotropic conversion and only later transform into a baroclinic system.
Bhat [7] derived the lagrangian averaged Euler equations for barotropic compressible flows by adding dispersion instead of artificial viscosity.
The model used a three-dimensional (3-D), primitive equation, time-dependent finite-difference algorithm with vertical sigma coordinates, boundary fitted curvilinear grid, a split time step for the solution of the baroclinic 3-D mode and the barotropic 2-D mode, and an embedded Mellor-Yamada second-order turbulence closure model that provided vertical mixing coefficients.
The original cyclone finds itself cut off from the temperature contrasts, and we refer to it as an occlusion, one that is becoming increasingly barotropic, or without temperature contrasts.
New models using scale analysis and perturbation methods were derivated starting from the shallow water equations based on barotropic fluids.
This assumption applies, in particular, to any elastic medium and also [3] to any barotropic perfect fluid, as is commonly assumed in astrophysics-a barotropic fluid is not plainly an elastic medium in the sense that it does not have a reference configuration.
By discretizing the primitive equations of motion and continuity in spherical coordinates, Zhang and Lu [11,12] constructed a 3D numerical adjoint barotropic tidal model to estimate three kinds of model parameters including the OBCs, BFC, and the vertical eddy coefficients.
A barotropic inverse tidal model for the Arctic Ocean.
In the present, the simplest barotropic version of YORDAN model (Yordanov et al.
The barotropic factor fb was introduced to take into account the increase of the stiffness consecutive to an increase of the mean stress.