baroclinic

baroclinic

[¦bar·ə¦klin·ik]
(physics)
Of, pertaining to, or characterized by baroclinity.
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The structure and period of the observed baroclinic oscillations were inferred from spectral analysis of the measured temperature records and the associated isotherm displacements.
These equations not only lead to the first realistic numerical weather prediction, but also gave rise to fundamental understanding of the physics of baroclinic instability, the key energy transfer mechanism behind the fluid dynamics of the formation of weather systems.
Caption: LEFT: The baroclinic leaf (green) is a pattern often seen on infrared satellite imagery.
Assimilation of temperature and/or salinity modifies the forecast density field, corresponding perturbations propagate much slower as baroclinic internal waves or advective plumes; hence larger innovations are acceptable.
Malguzzi, "Coherent structures in a baroclinic atmosphere.
In the analysis of the truss model, the angle between the concrete baroclinic bar and the horizontal axis is changed, and it is generally believed that the baroclinic angle changes (26.6[degrees] [less than or equal to] [alpha] [less than or equal to] 45[degrees]).
When barotropic tidal currents flow on a rough topography sill, part of barotropic energy will vanish directly through dissipation and local mixing, and other part of barotropic energy converts into the generating process of internal tides (baroclinic).
Particles underwent advection for eight weeks, being released the first day of each month of the year through a Lagrangian advection-diffusion model (Visser, 1997; Proehl et al., 2005) over a field of Eulerian currents obtained from a three-dimensional baroclinic circulation model (HAMSOM) adapted to the GC by Marinone (2003, 2008).
The model used a three-dimensional (3-D), primitive equation, time-dependent finite-difference algorithm with vertical sigma coordinates, boundary fitted curvilinear grid, a split time step for the solution of the baroclinic 3-D mode and the barotropic 2-D mode, and an embedded Mellor-Yamada second-order turbulence closure model that provided vertical mixing coefficients.
For instance, Gibbon and McGuinness [1] presented a complex set of Lorenz equations derived in laser optics and baroclinic instability, Zhang and Liu [2] applied synchronization to communication problem under considering time delay, and Wu et al.
Atlantic water recirculation is characterized by strong mesoscale variability and frequent occurrences of baroclinic eddies with diameters on the order of 10 km and timescales from a few days to a few weeks.