Thu, Mar 17, 2011
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS
welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
The point at which any three atmospheric boundaries meet. It is
most often used to refer to the point of occlusion of an
extratropical cyclone where the cold, warm, and occluded fronts
meet. Cyclogenesis may occur at a triple point. It is also the
condition of temperature and pressure under which the gaseous,
liquid, and solid forms of a substance can exist in
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