Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536



Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Compare Figures 6.3 and 6.4. How are they different? How are they similar?


FIGURE 6.3 Cross section of a cold front. Cold fronts generally move rapidly, with a blunt forward edge that drives adjacent warmer air upward. This can produce violent precipitation from moisture in the warmer air.


FIGURE 6.4 Cross section of a warm front. Warm fronts advance more slowly than cold fronts and replace rather than displace cold air by sliding upward over it. The gentle rise of the warm air produces stratus clouds and gentle rain.

To determine

The difference and similarity in Figure 6.3 and Figure 6.4.


Figure 6.3 represents the cross-section of a cold front and Figure 6.4 is that of a warm front. In these two figures, the warm air is ascending up, above the cold air.

A cold front is produced when a mass of cold air dynamically advances in or on a mass of warmer air and pushes it upward. Cold fronts normally move swiftly with a blunted forward edge that pulls the warmer adjacent air upward, giving rise to forceful precipitation from the moisture present in the warmer air which occurs along or in front of the surface front...

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