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fron·to·gen·e·sis

 (frŭn′tō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. fron·to·gen·e·ses (-sēz′)
Formation or intensification of a meteorological front.
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frontogenesis

(ˌfrʌntəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Physical Geography) meteorol the formation or development of a front through the meeting of air or water masses from different origins
frontogenetic adj
ˌfrontogeˈnetically adv
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frontogenesis

the meeting of two masses of air, each with a different meteorological composition, thus forming a front, sometimes resulting in rain, snow, etc.
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A direcao de propagacao de ondas na plataforma interna e SSE, sendo dominada por ondas de alta frequencia formadas por ventos proximos a costa, gerados pelas frontogeneses e ciclones subtropicais em fase inicial (NEMES, 2011, p.
Os ventos mais intensos que atingem a costa a partir do quadrante S possuem um giro sazonal de E-SE-S e atuam com maior intensidade entre os meses de junho e agosto, ocasionado pela maior acao das frontogeneses e no restante dos meses do ano ha predominancia de ventos de E e SE (OLIVEIRA; DOURADO, 2010).
(1) Associacao entre frontogeneses que geram agitacao maritima acentuada e preamares em condicoes de sizigia (QUADROS, 2002).