isentropic chart

isentropic chart

[¦īs·ən¦träp·ik ′chärt]
(meteorology)
A constant-entropy chart; a synoptic chart presenting the distribution of meteorological elements in the atmosphere on a surface of constant potential temperature (equivalent to an isentropic surface); it usually contains the plotted data and analysis of such elements as pressure (or height), wind, temperature, and moisture at that surface.
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While their job is often thought of as pouring over upper-level charts and sketching over isentropic charts, the questions they are actually asking themselves are variations of all the material above: "Where are things destabilizing?