Wave theory of cyclones

From Glossary of Meteorology

wave theory of cyclones

(Obsolete.) A theory of cyclone development based upon the principles of wave formation on an interface between two fluids.

In the atmosphere, a front is taken as such an interface.
See Helmholtz instability;
compare barrier theory, convection theory of cyclones.

Haurwitz, B. 1941. Dynamic Meteorology. 307–312.