Cyclone family

From AMS Glossary
Revision as of 19:48, 26 January 2012 by Perlwikibot (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

cyclone family

A series of wave cyclones occurring in the interval between major outbreaks of polar air.

The series travels along the polar front, usually eastward and poleward. Typically, the polar front drifts eastward and equatorward, so that each cyclone of the family has its origin and trajectory at a lower latitude than the previous cyclone.

Personal tools