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occluded front

Meteorol the line or plane occurring where the cold front of a depression has overtaken the warm front, raising the warm sector from ground level

occluded front

[ə′klüd·əd ′frənt]
(meteorology)
A composite of two fronts, formed as a cold front overtakes a warm front or quasi-stationary front. Also known as frontal occlusion; occlusion.

occluded front

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Fronts formed by the merging of cold and warm fronts. If a cold front overtakes a warm front, the result would be an occluded front. Also known as a frontal occlusion or an occlusion. See also front.
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Occluded fronts and airmass boundaries complicate the issue.
The surface trough is identified as a front, while the occluded front is not captured.
The cloud head is positioned along the boundary of two air masses, as represented by the occluded front in Fig.