Frontolysis

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frontolysis

[‚frən′täl·ə·səs]
(meteorology)
The dissipation of a front or frontal zone.
In general, a decrease in the horizontal gradient of an air mass property, principally density, and the dissipation of the accompanying features of the wind field.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Frontolysis

 

the dissipation or disappearance of a front; the opposite of frontogenesis. Frontolysis occurs through the action of specific horizontal and vertical movements of air, usually in the process of cyclonic activity.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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