barotropy

/beuh ro"treuh pee/, n. Meteorol.
a state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density do not intersect but are parallel. Cf. baroclinity.
[BARO- + -TROPY]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • barotropy — noun The state of a fluid in which density is directly proportional to pressure …   Wiktionary

  • barotropy — /beuh ro treuh pee/, n. Meteorol. a state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density do not intersect but are parallel. Cf. baroclinity. [BARO + TROPY] …   Useful english dictionary

  • baroclinity — /bar euh klin i tee/, n. Meteorol. a common state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density are not parallel but intersect. Also, baroclinicity /bar euh kli nis i tee/. Cf. barotropy. [BARO +… …   Universalium

  • autobarotropy — noun The state of a fluid in which pressure and density surfaces coincide, as a result of a combination of barotropy and piezotropy …   Wiktionary

  • baroclinity — /bar euh klin i tee/, n. Meteorol. a common state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density are not parallel but intersect. Also, baroclinicity /bar euh kli nis i tee/. Cf. barotropy. [BARO +… …   Useful english dictionary

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