wave cyclone

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A depression that forms at the site of a wave-like buckle on a front. As the wave moves along the front, the latter splits into distinct warm and cold fronts. See also polar-air depression; secondary depression.

Wave cyclone Development and evolution of a typical wave cyclone on the Polar Front. High pressure (H) and warmer air lie to the south. Arrows represent the geostrophic flow.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Environmental Science.

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