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FRONT Where air masses meet and do not mix. 4 Types of weather fronts: Cold Front Occluded Front Stationary Front Warm Front.

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2 FRONT Where air masses meet and do not mix.

3 4 Types of weather fronts: Cold Front Occluded Front Stationary Front Warm Front

4 Cold Front When a fast moving cold air mass runs into a slow moving warm air mass and the thicker cold air slides under the lighter warmer air.

5 A cold front symbolThe direction that the teeth point indicate the direction the front is moving.

6 Warm Front When a moving warm air mass collides with a slowly moving cold air mass and the warm air moves over the cold air.

7 Warm Front symbolThe directions that the bumps face is the direction the front is moving.

8 Stationary Front When a cold air mass and warm air mass meet, but neither air mass has enough force to move the other air mass.

9 Stationary Front Symbol

10 Occluded Front When a warm air mass is caught between two cooler air masses and the thicker cold air masses move underneath the thinner warm air mass and push it upward.

11 Occluded front symbol – The directions that the bumps face is the direction the front is moving.

12 Which types of fronts can you find on this map?


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