Frontogenesis near steep orography

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HARTJENSTEIN, G. ; EGGER, J. (2011)

Fronts moving along steep mountain ridges may show the characteristics of a ducted gravity current. Moreover, an intensification of the cross-frontal temperature gradient and a sudden increase of the speed of propagation has been observed during the formation of such a ducted front. We propose a mechanism for this type of frontogenesis and demonstrate its effectivity by running numerical experiments with a multi-layer model.DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0870.1990.t01-1-00004.x
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