Fronts Information

  • Fronts are boundaries between air masses of different temperatures.

    Fronts are  zones of transition, but sometimes the transition zone is  called a frontal zone.

  • The type of front depends on both the direction in which the air mass is moving and the characteristics of the air mass.

  • There are four types of fronts  cold front, warm front, stationary front, and occluded front.

  • To locate a front on a map, look for the following:
    • temperature changes over short distances,
    • changes in the dew point,
    • shifts in wind direction,
    • pressure changes,
    • clouds and precipitation patterns.

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