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551 Frontogenesis. Three main frontogenetical areas in a typical developing cyclone Deformation frontogenesis with cold front Deformation (confluence)frontogenesis.

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1 551 Frontogenesis

2 Three main frontogenetical areas in a typical developing cyclone Deformation frontogenesis with cold front Deformation (confluence)frontogenesis with warm front Convergence frontogenesis near low center (generally on portion of warm front closest to the low center)

3 Using Garp software

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6 Numerical Simulation of the Dec , 1987 event Mass and Shultz, 1993 Shultz and Mass, 1993 Monthly Weather Review

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8 Note fracture in frontogenesis along northern portion of CF

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10 Important issue we will discuss in depth: Frontogenesis generally accompanies cyclogenesis

11 Surface-based fronts typically weaken with height

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16 How do we explain this?

17 Classic Paper That First Applied Frontogenesis Diagnosis 3D for a real case: Sanders 1955

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25 Surface-based Fronts Weakening With Height Rising motion and adiabatic cooling on warm side. Sinking and adiabatic warming on on cold side. Vertical motions increase with height…therefore vertical motions increasingly work against frontogenesis with height.


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