- 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.