Category: Dynamics

The Misconception of Equating Horizontal Pressure Gradient Force with Gradient of Geopotential in Pressure Coordinates: A Dynamic Earth Science Perspective

Understanding atmospheric dynamics is crucial for predicting and explaining various atmospheric phenomena such as weather patterns and climate variability. One of the fundamental concepts in atmospheric dynamics is the horizontal pressure gradient force, which is known to be proportional to the gradient of the geopotential in pressure coordinates. However, there is often confusion surrounding this