frontal inversion

frontal inversion

[¦frənt·əl in′vər·zhən]
(meteorology)
A temperature inversion in the atmosphere, encountered upon vertical ascent through a sloping front (or frontal zone).
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la) indicates a well-defined frontal inversion between 925 and 910 hPa (Fig.
In the case of the frontal composites (Figure 11(a)), a clear frontal inversion existed in almost every one, so an inversion top and bottom were actively sought, averaged, and included in the plot.
These features all point to a reliable signal of low-level warming and moistening above a frontal inversion, downstream of the exit region of a low-level jet streak and beneath upper-level divergence [7].