Mid-latitude Cyclones

Mid-latitude Cyclones

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General characteristics

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Time-lapse photography of a passing Cold Front

An introduction to Air Masses

Areas where mid-latitude cyclones form

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Conditions necessary for their formation

Frontal Systems explained – Northern Hemisphere

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Cold Fronts

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Warn Fronts

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SOURCE: http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/

Cross section of a Mid-latitude Cyclone
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Cold Fronts

Stages of development and related weather conditions

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Warm Front Occlusion (The cold front is rising above the warm front)
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Cold Front Occlusion (The warm front is rising above the cold front)
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Weather patterns associated with cold, warm, and occluded fronts

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SOURCE: 
http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/

Reading and interpreting satellite images and synoptic weather maps

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4 comments on “Mid-latitude Cyclones
  1. sikheto lawrence says:

    I’m a first teacher at grade 12 with Geography. how can i see if there are low pressure in cyclone?

    • Eugene Brown says:

      HI Sikheto, thank you for your question. All cyclones in the Southern Hemisphere are low pressures. The air around a cyclone (low pressure) moves into the low pressure in a clockwise direction. Air moves out of an anti-cyclone (high pressure) in an anticlockwise direction.

  2. kaashiefah says:

    Hi where can i get notes, the videos are awesome but would like it in some writing though. Can you maybe help me please