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Arctic Fronts are accompanied by mostly low and some mid-level clouds.


Common Remarks

In the literature the concept of an Arctic Front has several somewhat different definitions:

  1. According to the definition of fronts, an Arctic Front is a boundary between arctic and polar air masses.
  2. A temperature gradient forming in a shallow layer over ice/sea border can develop into a frontal structure, which is then called an Arctic Front.
  3. Convective lines attached to Polar Lows (cold front) and Commas (tail) have been called Arctic Fronts.
  4. Cold Fronts with very cold air behind have been called Arctic Fronts.

In this study the categories 3 and 4 were omitted, and "Arctic Cold Front" refers to features that are type 1 or type 2, which are called "baroclinic" and "ice/sea boundary", respectively. In this classification 36 Arctic Fronts were found between February 2003 and March 2005. Only three of them reached central Europe.


I. Appearance in Satellite Data

Learn about how to recognise and detect Arctic Cold Front in satellite images.

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II. Meteorological Physical Background

Find out more about the meteorlogical and physical background of Arctic Cold Front.

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III. Key Parameters

Learn which key parameters to use for montoring Arctic Cold Front

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IV. Typical Appearance In Vertical Cross Sections

Find out the typical appearance of Arctic Cold Front in vertical cross section

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V. Weather Events

Explore the weather events associated with Arctic Cold Front

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VI. References

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