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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What is a front, and why do fronts occur? How can you tell which way a front is moving on a weather map?

To determine

The meaning of a front, the reason for the occurrence of fronts and the manner in which the way of movement of a front on a weather map.

Explanation

The air masses drift with the usual atmospheric circulation, and the clashes of contrasting air masses are most common and regular in the mid-latitudes. The mixing of the distinct air masses do not take place if they come together, rather they interact along sloping borders called fronts.

Fronts are distinguished based on whether a colder air mass is advancing on a warmer one or vice versa...

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