Air Masses and Fronts
online meteorology guide
The purpose of this module is to
introduce air masses, where they originate from
and how they are modified.
Clashing air masses in the middle latitudes spark interesting
weather events and the boundaries separating these air masses are known
This module examines
fronts, with detailed explanations about
cold fronts and warm fronts. Finally, different types of advection are
introduced; temperature, moisture and voriticity advection.
The Air Masses and Fronts module has been
organized into the following sections:
Last Update: 07/27/97
Air masses that commonly influence weather in the United States.
Boundaries separating air masses. Includes warm fronts, cold fronts,
occluded and stationary fronts and dry lines.
Introduces advection and describes the differences between warm and
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