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Satellite view of a cold front
This satellite image shows a cold front above Central Europe.
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Mark the words shown in bold in the text on the picture and draw in the position of the Alps, the Po delta and the border of the extreme weather.
1. Low (Baltic Sea); 9th of Sept. 2001, 9:16 - 14:44 UTC, NOAA VIS
author: Bernhard Muehr, Institute for Meteorology and climate science Berlin, University of Karlsruhe
This satellite image shows the impressive swirl-structure of a strong cyclone with its centre above the East European Sea.
The cold air moves along a broad bow above Northwest, Middle and East Europe into the centre of the cyclone.
The plain of the Po delta, on the leeward-side of the Alps, is almost free of clouds.
Further east a broad, bright band of clouds marks the border with continental warm air above southeast Europe. At this border extreme weather events are normal.
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author: Dr. Yvonne Schleicher - University of Nürnberg, Germany
educational reviewing: Prof. Dr. Helmut Schrettenbrunner and Julia Heres - University of Nürnberg, Germany
last update: 2003-08-09