i·so·bar || 'aɪsəʊbɑr /-bɑː n. line on a weather map or chart that connects areas of equal barometric pressure (Meteorology)

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  • nuclear isobars — izobarai statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Nuklidai, turintys tą pačią masę, bet skirtingus atominius skaičius (skirtingą elektros krūvį). Tai – skirtingi cheminiai elementai. atitikmenys: angl. nuclear isobars vok. Isobaren, n rus. изобары …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

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  • Secondary flow — In fluid dynamics, a secondary flow is a relatively minor flow superimposed on the primary flow, where the primary flow usually matches very closely the flow pattern predicted using simple analytical techniques and assuming the fluid is inviscid …   Wikipedia

  • climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …   Universalium

  • Contour line — This article is about lines of equal value in maps and diagrams. For more meanings of the word contour , see Contour (disambiguation). The bottom part of the diagram shows some contour lines with a straight line running through the location of… …   Wikipedia

  • gradient wind — /wind/ a wind with a velocity and direction that are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force to the centrifugal force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars. Cf. geostrophic… …   Universalium

  • isobar — isobarism, n. /uy seuh bahr /, n. 1. Meteorol. a line drawn on a weather map or chart that connects points at which the barometric pressure is the same. 2. Also, isobare /uy seuh bair /. Physics, Chem. one of two or more atoms having equal atomic …   Universalium

  • geostrophic motion — ▪ atmospheric science       fluid flow in a direction parallel to lines of equal pressure (isobars) in a rotating system, such as the Earth. Such flow is produced by the balance of the Coriolis force (q.v.; caused by the Earth s rotation) and the …   Universalium

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