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Fronts - Formation, Locating Them on Maps & 4 Types in Climatology

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FRONTS

Dr. Manishika Jain explains what are fronts, formation of fronts, location of fronts on maps and 4 types of fronts viz.,1. Warm Front2. Cold Front3. Occluded Front4. Stationary Front

How to Locate Front on Map?

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Fronts Image

Fronts Image

Creation & Destruction of Fronts

  • Temperature contrast and converging air strong enough to move one air mass towards another.

  • Dissipation of front caused by divergent air.

Creation & Destruction of Fronts

Creation & Destruction of Fronts

Creation & Destruction of Fronts

Classification of Fronts

Classification of Fronts

Classification of Fronts

Classification of Fronts

Warm front Image

Warm Front Image

Warm front Image

Cold front Image

Cold Front Image

Cold front Image

  • The Atlantic Polar Front- maritime tropical air mass meets continental polar air mass during winter.

  • The Atlantic Arctic Front- maritime polar air mass meets along the boundary of Arctic source- region.

  • Mediterranean Front- cold polar air mass of Europe meets the winter air mass of Africa.

  • Pacific Arctic Fronts- Rockies-Great Lakes region.