Height Pattern

height pattern

[′hīt ‚pad·ərn]
(meteorology)
The general geometric characteristics of the distribution of height of a constant-pressure surface as shown by contour lines on a constant-pressure chart. Also known as baric topography; isobaric topography; pressure topography.

Height Pattern

 

the distribution of elevations or geopotential heights of a particular isobaric surface above sea level (absolute height pattern) or above another, lower isobaric surface (relative height pattern).

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The height pattern of tiller and leaf blades was measured on days 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9, with a ruler, on 100 units marked with telephone wires prior to the grazing.
Importantly for SCAL rainfall, differences between the height patterns of the two events consist of an anomalous anticyclonic circulation across the mid-Pacific basin which steers storms northward in 2016 relative to 1983.