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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Vertical coordinate for atmospheric models defined as the [[potential  temperature]] of the [[model atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">In practice the isentropic vertical coordinate is replaced by or changed gradually to a terrain-  following coordinate near the ground; a change to [[pressure coordinates]] near the top of the model  atmosphere has also been used. <br/>''See'' [[hybrid vertical coordinate]], [[vertical coordinate system]],  [[pressure vertical coordinates]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Vertical coordinate for atmospheric models defined as the [[potential temperature|potential  temperature]] of the [[model atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">In practice the isentropic vertical coordinate is replaced by or changed gradually to a terrain-  following coordinate near the ground; a change to [[pressure coordinates]] near the top of the model  atmosphere has also been used. <br/>''See'' [[hybrid vertical coordinate]], [[vertical coordinate system]],  [[pressure vertical coordinates]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:15, 25 April 2012



isentropic vertical coordinate

Vertical coordinate for atmospheric models defined as the potential temperature of the model atmosphere.

In practice the isentropic vertical coordinate is replaced by or changed gradually to a terrain- following coordinate near the ground; a change to pressure coordinates near the top of the model atmosphere has also been used.
See hybrid vertical coordinate, vertical coordinate system, pressure vertical coordinates.