baroclinic disturbance

baroclinic disturbance

[¦bar·ə¦klin·ik di′stər·bəns]
(meteorology)
Any migratory cyclone associated with strong baroclinity of the atmosphere, evidenced on synoptic charts by temperature gradients in the constant-pressure surfaces, vertical wind shear, tilt of pressure troughs with height, and concentration of solenoids in the frontal surface near the ground. Also known as baroclinic wave.
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