GEOG 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Stratus Cloud, Nimbostratus Cloud

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GEOG LESSON 15
The symbols, half circles, point in the direction the air mass is moving toward.
Stationary Front represents a situation when air movement is almost
parallel to the boundary & the surface position of the front doesn’t
move very quickly, usually less than 5 mph forward speed.
* Usually stratus clouds (if any) associated with stationary fronts.
* symbolized on a weather map as
(cool to cold air on this side)
(warmer air on this side)
Occluded Front is a front formed when a cold front over takes and
replaces a warm front at the surface.
* Usually stratus and nimbostratus clouds associated with
occluded fronts and thus less severe weather.
* symbolized on a weather map as
Drylines: The boundary between mT (wet) and cT (dry) air masses
as seen during the Summer in Texas and the southern Great
Plains.
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