Along a front, which type of air is always forced upward?

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Jul 9, 2016




No matter the type of front the warm air is always over the cold air, due to density. A cold front is the leading edge of a cold air mass and that mass pushes up the warm air ahead of it.

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A warm front is the trailing edge of a cold air mass. In this case, if warm air is advancing faster than the cold air is retreating the warm air moves up the cold air like a ramp.

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