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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]
A composite of two fronts, formed as a cold front overtakes a warm front or quasi-stationary front. Also known as frontal occlusion; occlusion.
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.
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