Arctic Cold Front

60 Minutes

Vesa Nietosvaara
Aulikki Lehkonen

Arctic Cold Front

Published: 01 January 2005

Arctic Fronts form in the Arctic region, and move southwards in southerly flows. When they reach Northern Europe, they have usually travelled over an open sea, and convective cloudiness has developed. The appearance of an Arctic Cold Fronts is then, essentially, that of a shallow Cold Front. Arctic Cold Fronts are usually so far north that Meteosat images alone are inadequate to recognize them. The final check is best made using a loop of AVHRR images with the help of numerical model parameter fields.

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Conceptual Models, Synoptic Scale Meteorology, Cold Front