110 Minutes

Andreas Wirth, ZAMG

Introduction to Cyclones: Front types and frontal analysis

Published: 5 November 2020

In the frame of the 2020 SEEMET course, Andreas Wirth gave an overview talk on the two main mid-latitude low pressure systems: the classical Norwegian cyclone and the more recent Shapiro-Keyser cyclone. Both models were shown side by side and the main differences were pointed out. A real case example of both cyclone types illustrated the stages of the cyclones' life cycle. Finally, a quick overview was given on Sting Jets, a phenomenon that often accompanies Shapiro-Keyser cyclones.

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