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Unformatted text preview: to wide areas. Polar Front Theory- provided insight into the development, movement, and dissipation of middle latitude cyclones. Cyclogenesis Life cycle of a typical mid-latitude cyclone (wave cyclone). They are guided along a path reflecting the configuration and speed of the upper air westerlies or the jet stream. A general west-to-east pattern prevails. Life cycle based on polar front theory. Stage 1- Trough of low pressure with high pressure on both sides (of the Polar Front) . The two anticylones come into contact on the polar front. One contains a cold dry air mass, and the other a warm, moist maritime air mass....
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