frontal wave

frontal wave

[′frənt·əl ‚wāv]
(meteorology)
A horizontal, wavelike deformation of a front in the lower levels, commonly associated with a maximum of cyclonic circulations in the adjacent flow; it may develop into a wave cyclone.
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1997: Objective identification of frontal wave cyclones.
Renfrew, 1998: Secondary cyclogenesis: The initiation phase of a frontal wave observed over the eastern Atlantic.
1998: Secondary frontal waves in the North Atlantic region: A dynamical perspective of current ideas.
Irish Weather Online spokesman Fergal Tierney said: "The reason for the persistent rainfall was an active frontal wave lying northsouth through eastern Ireland.
The Asian giants, India and China are riding the frontal wave in clean-coal technology that has the potential to tap enormous and otherwise unattainable coal reserves while also slowing the pace of climate change.
Type B is associated with the lower level small depression that usually forms near the frontal wave or at the point of occlusion crossing over Estonia.
All tracks of the deep and minor cyclones (weather types A and B), the frontal waves (type C) and the troughs with front (type D) were divided between five aforementioned typical trajectories of cyclones (Fig.
He said: 'We were racing at high speed, less than one km from the beach, parallel to the shoreline, with the frontal wave of the tsunami fast approaching us from the right.
14 Nov Surface low offshore with frontal wave activity.
He said: 'We were less than one km from the beach with the frontal wave of the tsunami fast approaching us.
Some investigators have even suggested that the rapid intercontinental transmission of influenza can be mediated by transport of aerosolized virus on air currents over hundreds to thousands of kilometers in low-pressure centers with frontal waves (27).