baroclinicity

baroclinicity

[‚bar·ə·klə′nis·əd·ē]
(physics)
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The effect of baroclinicity on the wind in the planetary boundary layer.
Although high-resolution wind data are not available, presumably the kinematics of the sea-breeze circulation was predominantly forced by the larger-scale mesoscale baroclinicity rather than the microscale surface variations.
Researchers suspect they may be part of the reason why a storm becomes tornadic while in other conditions with the same shear and instability, no tornado occurs, as they provide microscale "baroclinicity" to the storm.
In the case of the zonally averaged observables, we obtain weak autocorrelations and fast convergence to [[xi].sub.[delta]] in the middle of the channel where the baroclinicity is the strongest, versus high autocorrelations and slow convergence at the margins of the channel, where instead the baroclinicity is weak.
Specifically, there was low-level baroclinicity evident over the four state region, and a low-level trough over the Rockies.
1) The barotropic motion was studied in the previous experimental runs, whereas the role of the baroclinicity is still open to question.
While most meteorologists will agree on a list of essential front characteristics (e.g., enhanced baroclinicity, anomalous relative vorticity, and static stability), historic debate has shown that we must accept a certain degree of freedom in the practical definition of a front.
Section 3 describes the climatological differences in precipitation, lower-tropospheric baroclinicity, and synoptic-scale cyclone activity between the experiments with and without modified topography.
The ACRE-induced increases in the vertical flux of wave activity are consistent with enhanced upper-tropospheric baroclinicity and baroclinic wave amplitudes.
According to the study, the baroclinicity during Changma periods is strengthened compared to the whole summer, being associated with the occurrence of the Changma front and the main portion of precipitation over the Korean Peninsula is accompanied with enhanced baroclinicity north of the rainfall area.