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In meteorology a surface of constant potential temperature. Isentropic surfaces slope very gently upwards towards the cold air in the presence of a horizontal temperature gradient, and winds flow along these surfaces. See Ambaum (1997) J. Atmos. Scis 54, 4, on the isentropic formation of the tropopause.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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