Mid-latitude Cyclones

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Mid-latitude Cyclones
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<h2><span style="color: #000080;">Mid-<span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Latitude" data-tooltip="Latitude is a north-south measurement of position on the Earth. It is defined by the angle measured from a horizontal plane located at the Earth's center that is perpendicular to the polar axis. A line connecting all places of the same latitude is termed a parallel. Latitude is measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Measurements of latitude range from equator (0°) to 90° North and South from this point.">latitude</span> Cyclones</span></h2> <h3><a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/0iba0131l.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4030" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/0iba0131l.jpg" alt="0iba0131l" width="381" height="400" /></a></h3> <h3><span style="color: #000080;">General characteristics</span></h3> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/1uesc_01_img0025.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4033" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/1uesc_01_img0025.jpg" alt="1uesc_01_img0025" width="439" height="264" /></a> <span style="color: #ff0000;"><em><strong><span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Time" data-tooltip="Measurable period in which cause and effect occurs and systems function.">Time</span>-lapse photography of a passing <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Cold Front" data-tooltip="A transition zone in the atmosphere where an advancing cold air mass displaces a warm air mass.">Cold <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Front" data-tooltip="Transition zone between air masses with different weather characteristics.">Front</span></span></strong></em></span> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K6ud24ezUM0" width="600" height="494" frameborder="0"></iframe> <span style="color: #ff0000;"><em><strong>An introduction to Air Masses</strong></em></span> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kzNR_tjKExU" width="600" height="494" frameborder="0"></iframe> <h3><span style="color: #000080;">Areas where mid-<span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Latitude" data-tooltip="Latitude is a north-south measurement of position on the Earth. It is defined by the angle measured from a horizontal plane located at the Earth's center that is perpendicular to the polar axis. A line connecting all places of the same latitude is termed a parallel. Latitude is measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Measurements of latitude range from equator (0°) to 90° North and South from this point.">latitude</span> cyclones form</span></h3> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/PolarFronts.png"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4043" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/PolarFronts.png" alt="PolarFronts" width="473" height="422" /></a> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/frontsHMSH.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4042" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/frontsHMSH.jpg" alt="frontsHMSH" width="499" height="287" /></a> <h3><span style="color: #000080;">Conditions necessary for their formation</span></h3> <strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"><em>Frontal Systems explained - Northern Hemisphere <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vPC5i6w3yDI" width="600" height="494" frameborder="0"></iframe></em></span> </strong> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/3_warmcoldfronts.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4035" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/3_warmcoldfronts.jpg" alt="3_warmcoldfronts" width="360" height="373" /></a> <h3><span style="color: #000080;">Cold Fronts</span></h3> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/4coldfront.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4036" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/4coldfront.jpg" alt="4coldfront" width="482" height="264" /></a> <h3><a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/4nineseven.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4037" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/4nineseven.jpg" alt="4nineseven" width="489" height="234" /></a></h3> &nbsp; <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/CFanigif.gif"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4059" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/CFanigif.gif" alt="CFanigif" width="527" height="204" /></a> <h3><span style="color: #000080;">Warn Fronts</span></h3> <h3><a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/5warmfront.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4038" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/5warmfront.jpg" alt="5warmfront" width="482" height="264" /></a></h3> <h3><a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/6warmfront.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4039" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/6warmfront.jpg" alt="6warmfront" width="479" height="247" /></a></h3> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/WFanigif.gif"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4060" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/WFanigif.gif" alt="WFanigif" width="550" height="219" /></a> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/MLCWarmCalodSector.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4063" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/MLCWarmCalodSector.jpg" alt="MLCWarmCalodSector" width="842" height="571" /> </a><a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/MLCWeather.jpg"><em><strong>SOURCE:</strong></em> </a><a href="http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/" target="_blank">http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/</a> <strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"><em>Cross section of a <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Mid-Latitude Cyclone" data-tooltip="Cyclonic storm that forms primarily in the middle latitudes. Its formation is triggered by the development of troughs in the polar jet stream. These storms also contain warm, cold and occluded fronts. Atmospheric pressure in their center can get as low as 970 millibars. Also called wave cyclones or frontal cyclones.">Mid-<span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Latitude" data-tooltip="Latitude is a north-south measurement of position on the Earth. It is defined by the angle measured from a horizontal plane located at the Earth's center that is perpendicular to the polar axis. A line connecting all places of the same latitude is termed a parallel. Latitude is measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds. Measurements of latitude range from equator (0°) to 90° North and South from this point.">latitude</span> <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Cyclone" data-tooltip="Area of low pressure in the atmosphere that displays circular inward movement of air. In the Northern Hemisphere circulation is counterclockwise, while Southern Hemisphere cyclones have clockwise wind patterns.">Cyclone</span></span></em></span></strong><a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/1coldfronts1.gif"> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4069" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/1coldfronts1.gif" alt="1coldfronts" width="401" height="312" /></a> <span style="color: #ff0000;"><em><strong>Cold Fronts</strong></em></span> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xdgqkc2YJ1Q" width="600" height="494" frameborder="0"></iframe> <h3><span style="color: #000080;">Stages of development and related <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Weather" data-tooltip="The state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place.">weather</span> conditions</span></h3> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/2coldfronts_01.gif"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4034" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/2coldfronts_01.gif" alt="2coldfronts_01" width="405" height="153" /></a> <em><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Warm Front" data-tooltip="A transition zone in the atmosphere where an advancing warm air mass displaces a cold air mass.">Warm <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Front" data-tooltip="Transition zone between air masses with different weather characteristics.">Front</span></span> Occlusion</span> (The <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Cold Front" data-tooltip="A transition zone in the atmosphere where an advancing cold air mass displaces a warm air mass.">cold <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Front" data-tooltip="Transition zone between air masses with different weather characteristics.">front</span></span> is rising above the <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Warm Front" data-tooltip="A transition zone in the atmosphere where an advancing warm air mass displaces a cold air mass.">warm <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Front" data-tooltip="Transition zone between air masses with different weather characteristics.">front</span></span>)</strong></em> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/3warmocclus1.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4054" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/3warmocclus1.jpg" alt="3warmocclus1" width="623" height="296" /></a> <em><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Cold Front" data-tooltip="A transition zone in the atmosphere where an advancing cold air mass displaces a warm air mass.">Cold <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Front" data-tooltip="Transition zone between air masses with different weather characteristics.">Front</span></span> Occlusion</span> (The <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Warm Front" data-tooltip="A transition zone in the atmosphere where an advancing warm air mass displaces a cold air mass.">warm <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Front" data-tooltip="Transition zone between air masses with different weather characteristics.">front</span></span> is rising above the <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Cold Front" data-tooltip="A transition zone in the atmosphere where an advancing cold air mass displaces a warm air mass.">cold <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Front" data-tooltip="Transition zone between air masses with different weather characteristics.">front</span></span>)</strong></em> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/2coldocclus2.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4053" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/2coldocclus2.jpg" alt="2coldocclus2" width="608" height="282" /></a> <h3><a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/synoptic-chart-13-march-2012-occlusion-Merged.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4065" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/synoptic-chart-13-march-2012-occlusion-Merged.jpg" alt="synoptic-chart-13-march-2012-occlusion Merged" width="800" height="581" /></a></h3> <h3><span style="color: #000080;"><span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Weather" data-tooltip="The state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place.">Weather</span> patterns associated with cold, warm, and occluded fronts</span></h3> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/SatAndSynoptic.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4066" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/SatAndSynoptic.jpg" alt="SatAndSynoptic" width="1007" height="373" /></a> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/MLCWeather.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4070" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/MLCWeather.jpg" alt="MLCWeather" width="1020" height="663" /> <em><strong>SOURCE:</strong></em> </a><a href="http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/" target="_blank">http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/</a> <h3><span style="color: #000080;">Reading and interpreting satellite images and synoptic <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Weather" data-tooltip="The state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place.">weather</span> <span class="glossaryLink " title="Glossary: Maps" data-tooltip="An abstraction of the real world that is used to depict, analyze, store, and communicate spatially organized information about physical and cultural phenomena.">maps</span></span></h3> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/FamilyOfFronts-Merged.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4057" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/FamilyOfFronts-Merged.jpg" alt="FamilyOfFronts Merged" width="1200" height="870" /></a> <a href="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/FamilyFrontsOcclusion-Merged.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4113" src="http://sageography.myschoolstuff.co.za/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/FamilyFrontsOcclusion-Merged.jpg" alt="FamilyFrontsOcclusion Merged" width="1200" height="871" /></a> &nbsp;
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