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1

describe how a cold pool of air occurs

sometimes cold polar air migrates to sub-tropical regions at high altitudes having the reverse effect of an inversion

1

A col is .....

the region between 2 highs and 2 lows

3

Describe the 5 types of air masses .....

1. Tropical Maritime

2. Tropical Continental 

3. Polar Maritime

4. Polar Continental

5. Antartic

4

The polar front can be thought of as the ..... zone between the ..... ...... and the ..... .....

demarcation, polar cell and the warm tropical cell

5

The frontal zone is .....

the area between the 2 layers of cold and warm air - because of the different temps and densities there is very little mixing here

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What has the opposite effect of an inversion ....

a cold pool of air

7

Is a cold pool of air shown on a synoptic chart .....

no