occluded front


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oc·clud·ed front

(ə-klo͞o′dĭd)
n. Meteorology
The front formed when a cold front occludes a warm front.

occluded front

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol the line or plane occurring where the cold front of a depression has overtaken the warm front, raising the warm sector from ground level. Also called: occlusion

occlud′ed front′


n.
a composite front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front and forces it aloft; occlusion.
[1965–70]

occluded front

The term for when a cold front overtakes the warm front in a depression.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.occluded front - (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
front - (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
Translations

occluded front

[ɒˌkluːdɪdˈfrʌnt] N (Met) → oclusión f, frente m ocluido

occluded front

n (Met) → Okklusion f
References in periodicals archive ?
The surface trough is identified as a front, while the occluded front is not captured.
It could have been deep convection along an occluded front which may have produced a microburst of cold dense air from about 28,000ft.
Where the fronts collide, the warm air mass is pushed aloft, and the front left on the ground is referred to as an occluded front (4).
Feb 20-Mar 20 PISCES INTO every life a little rain must fall, but thanks to your appalling bad luck you'd better prepare for a monsoon of misfortune this week, with an occluded front later.
Sometimes the wayward mind will elect to concentrate on the weather-person's extravagant hand gestures, how the fingers cup around the palm to thump southwestern Scotland with an incoming wave of low pressure, or how a flat hand will push up from Hampshire to show the movement of an occluded front.