- the formation or increase of a front or frontal zone.
Origin of frontogenesis
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- meteorol the formation or development of a front through the meeting of air or water masses from different origins
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- The formation or intensification of a meteorological front caused by an increase in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air masses) over time. Compare frontolysis.
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