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9.22: Weather Fronts

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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cold front A front in which a cold air mass pushes a warm air mass upward.
front The meeting place of two air masses with different characteristics.
occluded front A front in which a cold front overtakes a warm front.
squall line A line of thunderstorms that forms at the edge of a cold front.
stationary front A stalled front in which the air does not move.
warm front A front in which a warm air mass replaces a cold air mass.

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