[ fruhn-tol-uh-sis ]
/ frʌnˈtɒl ə sɪs /
Meteorology. the dissipation or decrease of a front or frontal zone.
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British Dictionary definitions for frontolysis
/ (frʌnˈtɒlɪsɪs) /
meteorol the weakening or dissipation of a front
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Scientific definitions for frontolysis
[ frŭn-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
The weakening or complete dissipation of a meteorological front caused by a decrease in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air masses) over time. Compare frontogenesis.
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