geo feb 11 - Geography Fronts cross section of warm...

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Geography February 11, 2010 Fronts - cross section of warm front (fig 8.11) - boundary between air masses = fronts - cross section of cold front (fig 8.13) Cyclone - an enclosed area of low pressure with air circulation in a spiral or vortex - air moves into the low and spirals upward (think of a vortex) different types of cyclones - wave cyclone - system of the mid and high latitudes, a moving vortex with warm and cold air masses Tropical Cyclone Tornado Importance of cyclones - stormy condition, precipitation, Model of Development (see Fig 8.14) - series of symbols on the bottom Stationary Front - two different air masses with different characteristics. . the air masses aren't moving or are moving incredibly slow Cyclongenesis - Open Stage - low pressure system. . cold + warm air. . air circulating in a counter clockwise circulation. . Occluded Stage - cold front catching up to the warm front. . warm front gets pushed up Dissolving Stage - the warm air rises and the cold air settles on the ground. . /\ /\ /\ occurs over 3 or 4 days
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2010 for the course GEO GG101 taught by Professor __ during the Winter '10 term at Wilfred Laurier University .

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