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What are the main types of fronts?

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There are 4 main types of fronts. These are;

  • Cold front,
  • Warm front,
  • Stationary front
  • Ocluded front

In the atmosphere, these fronts occur as shown in the picture below

photo obtained from  quizlet com website

This is the explanation summary of each type of front;

Symbols of fronts in a meteorological map can be seen in the picture below.

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) official website

In a low center, we may observe fronts like in this map;

A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology textbook pdf version

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