Shared Flashcard Set

Details

Chapter 8
midlatitude cyclones
4
Geography
Undergraduate 1
04/24/2013

Additional Geography Flashcards

 


 

Cards

Term
Cold Fronts
Definition
  • form when cold air displaces warm air steeply upward
  • associated with heavy, brief rain & rapid temperature drops
  • also associated with cumulonimbus clouds¬†
Term
Warm Fronts
Definition
  • warm (usually moist) air moves aloft over cool (usually dry) air
  • associated with light, steady precipitation from stratus clouds
Term
Stationary Fronts
Definition
  • two unlike air masses remaining side by side, with neither encroaching
  • identified by temperature differences on either side of front ¬†
  • warmer air may be displaced above cooler air
Supporting users have an ad free experience!