Thermotropic model

From Glossary of Meteorology
Revision as of 19:11, 26 January 2012 by imported>Perlwikibot (Created page with " {{TermHeader}} {{TermSearch}} <div class="termentry"> <div class="term"> == thermotropic model == </div> <div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A [[mode...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

thermotropic model

A model atmosphere used in numerical forecasting in which the parameters to be forecast are the height of one constant-pressure surface (usually 500 mb) and one temperature (usually the mean temperature between 1000 and 500 mb).

Thus, a surface prognostic chart can also be constructed. The quasigeostrophic approximation is employed and the thermal wind is assumed constant with height.