Mid-latitude Systems

Products for Identifying the Cold Front and COL


Which products were most useful in identifying the cold front and cut-off low and why? Select all that apply.

The correct answers are B, C, F, and G.

The airmass RGB can depict both the upper air flow and the airmass. WV imagery is useful because it shows the upper-level trough and humidity distribution. But it does not provide information about low-level humidity. VIS imagery helps in depicting the various cloud types and the circulation of clouds. However, it is not easy to use for distinguishing between upper- and low-level weather systems. The day and night microphysics products depict convective clouds along with other cloud types with various features.

Please make a selection.