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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The line of intersection of a [[front]] (frontal surface) with a specified surface in the  [[atmosphere]], usually a [[constant-pressure surface]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">With respect to only one surface, this line is usually called, simply, the front. A [[frontal-contour  chart]] is a single [[synoptic chart]] on which are drawn all available frontal contours, thereby clearly  showing the three-dimensional configuration of all fronts within the area of the chart. <br/>''Compare''  [[frontal profile]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The line of intersection of a [[front]] (frontal surface) with a specified surface in the  [[atmosphere]], usually a [[constant-pressure surface]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">With respect to only one surface, this line is usually called, simply, the front. A [[frontal-contour chart|frontal-contour  chart]] is a single [[synoptic chart]] on which are drawn all available frontal contours, thereby clearly  showing the three-dimensional configuration of all fronts within the area of the chart. <br/>''Compare''  [[frontal profile]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 25 April 2012



frontal contour

The line of intersection of a front (frontal surface) with a specified surface in the atmosphere, usually a constant-pressure surface.

With respect to only one surface, this line is usually called, simply, the front. A frontal-contour chart is a single synoptic chart on which are drawn all available frontal contours, thereby clearly showing the three-dimensional configuration of all fronts within the area of the chart.
Compare frontal profile.