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Is it physically possible for the horizontal pressure gradient force to be equal to the vertical pressure gradient force (assuming hydro static balance)?

 

 

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On 3/23/2017 at 5:48 PM, rcontinelli said:

Is it physically possible for the horizontal pressure gradient force to be equal to the vertical pressure gradient force (assuming hydro static balance)? 

 

 

Wouldn't hydrostatic balance imply that the horizontal pressure gradient force would need be 0 for them to be equal? Here's a fun tool. http://www.shodor.org/os411/courses/_master/tools/calculators/pgf/

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On 3/23/2017 at 5:48 PM, rcontinelli said:

Is it physically possible for the horizontal pressure gradient force to be equal to the vertical pressure gradient force (assuming hydro static balance)?

 

 

The one other idea I thought of is maybe a completely symmetrical dines compensation scenario where the horizontal distance between a super strong low and high pressure system was exactly the same as the height of the tropopause.  Highly unlikely, but I too wonder the possibility?

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