Jan 27, 2007

Rapid Rhetoric: FRONTOGENESIS

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This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

frontogenesis n. the meeting of two different air currents that results in the creation of a weather front.

Two conditions must be met for frontogenesis to occur. Two air masses of different densities must first exist adjacent to one another, and a prevailing wind field must exist to bring them together.

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