A common term in meteorology is “air front.” What do we mean by it?

2023-10-04 2023-10-04T13:14:01Z
عامر المعايطة
عامر المعايطة
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Weather of Arabia - There is no doubt that the winter season is closely linked to rain and snowfall, which usually falls on our regions as a result of our being affected by weather depressions, which are always accompanied by the formation of cold air fronts, and it is often repeated to everyone that a cold air front is expected to cross the country in the evening.

Let us explain to you what is meant by an air front!

 

The formation of an air front begins immediately after the meeting of two air masses whose characteristics differ from each other, in terms of humidity and temperature. It must be noted that to ensure the formation of an air front, there must be a complete difference in the air masses in terms of characteristics and characteristics, and this requires that the extension be vertical. That is, towards the top of the air front.

 

Are there types of air fronts?

 

The answer: Yes, it is known in meteorology that there are types of air fronts, and each of these types occurs under the influence of a group of factors, and the types of air fronts are:

  • Cold front: The cold air front originates at the boundary between the two masses. When a cold mass replaces a warm mass, in this case the air lies behind the cold front and has a lower temperature than the air in front of the front.
  • Warm front: It is always at the front of the cold front, and it has relatively warm and humid air. It is indicated on the weather map by a thick red line interspersed with small semicircles.
  • Closed front: A closed air front is formed when the cold air front joins the warm air front, resulting in warm air being trapped between the two fronts, which then rises upward, creating a frontal depression.
This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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