occluded front

An occluded front occurs when a cold front overtakes a warm front at the surface and a temperature contrast exists between the advancing and retreating cold air masses.

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  • occluded front — ☆ occluded front n. Meteorol. the front formed when a warm front is overtaken by a cold front and an air mass is forced aloft up the warm front or cold front surface …   English World dictionary

  • occluded front — ► NOUN ▪ a composite weather front produced when a cold front catches up with a warm front, so that the warm air in between them is forced upwards …   English terms dictionary

  • Occluded front — A cyclone in the early stages of occlusion The symbol of an occ …   Wikipedia

  • occluded front — Fronts formed by the merging of cold and warm fronts. If a cold front overtakes a warm front, the result would be an occluded front. Also known as a frontal occlusion or an occlusion. See also front …   Aviation dictionary

  • occluded front — occlud′ed front′ n. mer a composite front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front and forces it aloft; occlusion • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • occluded front — Meteorol. a composite front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front and forces it aloft. Also called occlusion. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • occluded front — /əkludəd ˈfrʌnt/ (say uhkloohduhd frunt) noun Meteorology the residual front after the cold front of a depression has overtaken the warm front and the warm sector has been lifted. Also, occlusion …   Australian English dictionary

  • occluded front — noun (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft • Syn: ↑occlusion • Topics: ↑meteorology • Hypernyms: ↑front …   Useful english dictionary

  • occluded front — noun Meteorology a composite front produced by occlusion …   English new terms dictionary

  • occluded front — noun Date: circa 1938 occlusion 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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