frontal precipitation

frontal precipitation

[¦frənt·əl prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən]
(meteorology)
Any precipitation attributable to the action of a front; used mainly to distinguish this type from air-mass precipitation and orographic precipitation.
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The motivation for OLYMPEX was not only to better understand orographic modification of frontal precipitation processes but also to satisfy the need for further development and refinement of algorithms used to convert GPM's satellite measurements to precipitation amounts in midlatitudes.
Precipitation events caused by the convergence of fronts is called cyclonic or frontal precipitation.
Even before Melor made landfall, heavy frontal precipitation (50 mm/hr) developed as the storm was undergoing extratropical transitioning.