: the coming together into a distinct front of two dissimilar air masses that commonly react upon each other to induce cloud and precipitation
Examples of frontogenesis in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHere, an impressive snow band will set up as a result of frontogenesis, where air masses of different temperatures lead to convergence and rapid ascent of air.
Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2018
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