height pattern[′hīt ‚pad·ərn]
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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
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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