LECTURE 16- MID LAT WAVE CYCLONES

LECTURE 16- MID LAT WAVE CYCLONES - &movesalongafrontal...

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MID-LATITUDE WAVE CYCLONE Mid-Latitude Wave Cyclone  is a  low pressure cell  that forms & moves along a  frontal  boundary . It exhibits  counter-clockwise circulation (NH)  around the low center and produces a  wavelike deformation of the front. High pressure cells don’t have warm fronts and cold fronts Stages of the Wave Cyclone Life Cycle : takes 3-7 days to complete Stage 1 :  Two air masses, a cold (cP or mP) & a warm (mT) are set-up along a  stationary front   & move parallel to it.     Stage 2 :  A wave forms along the stationary front as warm air starts to move pole ward and cold  air moves equator ward. Stage 3 Cyclonic (counterclockwise) circulation develops, with general convergence at the  surface and uplifting.  The warm air overrides the cold air (frontal wedging) and a  Cold Front  & Warm Front are established Stage 4:   The 
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