Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mid-latitude Wave/Cyclone

Let's look at some of the features of a mid-latitude cyclone
  • fronts are the boundries between cold and warm air masses.
  • cold fronts are represented by triangles/ warm fronts semicircles.
  • review stages in the development of a mid-lititude cyclone
  • warm air is always forced upwards by cold air, along the cold front
  • this upward movement of air along a cold front causes heavy short lived precipitation
  • these cyclones create a great number of thunderstorms.

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