Mid-latitude Systems

Evolution of the Cold Front

View the animations, then answer the question below.


Is the cold front in area A intensifying or weakening? Select the correct option.

The correct answer is B.

This cold front is weakening. The cold front and associated cloud band are clearly visible at the beginning of the loop, but you can see that the cloud band loses its structure and is orientated more NE to SW instead of NW to SE. This means there is little or no cold air advection available behind the cold front.

Please make a selection.