University of Illinois

Helper Menu
  exit helper
  previous page
> helper page
  more detail

NOTE: We've guessed that you're not using a client that supports colored tables and have tried to compensate. Low graphics mode looks much better on clients that do... we recommend switching to Netscape 3.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Cyclones and Associated Warm Front
leading edge of warmer air mass

At low levels, several air masses of distinctly different origin may be found in varying parts of the cyclone. The warm front marks the leading edge of warm moist air being pulled northward by southerly winds ahead (east) of the low.

Clouds and precipitation usually develop along and ahead of the warm front as warm moist air rides up and over the colder air ahead of it.

Terms for using data resources. CD-ROM available.
Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.