frontogenesis


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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.

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

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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v] is that it is a "dry variable" and can be used in dry analytical formulations of frontogenesis.
In addition, Chester's own work on squall lines, frontogenesis, and development provided new insights into the working of the atmosphere and made him an intellectual leader in his own right.
This is important, given that upwelling systems are particularly rich in fine scales associated with various processes of frontogenesis, production of turbulence and interaction with the coastline and bottom topography.