stationary front


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stationary front

n.
A transition zone between two nearly stationary air masses of different density.
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The first is a stationary front because, well, it's not moving.
When a shotshell is fired, the initial shock of the rear of the shot charge pushing against the still stationary front pellets causes setback crush.
The agency said unstable atmospheric conditions would continue as southerly warm and humid air flowed into a stationary front near the Honshu main island and colder air flowed upward.
Kudos to set designer Mike Roberts and crew for producing a beautiful stationary front deck of the cruise ship complete with multiple levels and beautiful railings around the perimeter.
Tropical air surged northwest from the Atlantic Ocean as a stationary front located over the Mid-Atlantic remained over the area between June 23 and June 27, 2006.
It won't drop as much as if it were a slow-moving or stationary front.
The heavy rains were the result of wet air masses from the south and west toward a stationary front over the mountains.
Four more days would pass as I sat and stewed under a massive stationary front.
With a stationary front, a viable equilibrium adult population can only be maintained for weak advection levels.
When this warm air mass clashed with the cold Canadian air mass, the two stopped short, creating a barrier of air called a stationary front.
The chart shows a long stationary front across the southern states (C), identified by the alternating marks drawn on the front with opposing directions.