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Geo 180 Weather and Climate Review and Terms to Know - Exam 3 Chapter 9, Weather Patterns Midlatitude cyclones are the primary weather producers in the U.S. The “Storm of the Century” (we watched the video) was a midlatitude cyclone. Be sure you have a through understanding of the movement of air for both cyclones and anticyclones as this will be essential for this chapter. Air mass Front (know the types of fronts, movement of air and associated weather for each) Warm front Cold front Stationary fronts Occluded front Drylines Midlatitude cyclones Polar front theory (Norwegian cyclone model) Cyclogenesis, the process of cyclone development Occlusion Progression of weather as a MLC moves east over an area Upper level Ridge and Trough Divergence aloft Speed divergence Upper level convergence Chapter 10, Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Severe weather requires an understanding of rising air and the unequal heating of the earth. Know all the terms associated with thunderstorms and tornadoes as well as
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course GEO 180 taught by Professor Weborg-benson during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Fredonia.

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