Baroclinic Zone

What is Baroclinic Zone?

Baroclinic Zone meaning A region in which a temperature gradient exists on a constant pressure surface. Baroclinic zones are favored areas for strengthening and weakening systems; barotropic systems, on the other hand, do not exhibit significant changes in intensity. Also, wind shear is characteristic of a baroclinic zone.

 

reference: National Weather Service Glossary