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front

(Encyclopedia) front, in meteorology, zone of transition between adjacent air masses . If a cold air mass is advancing to replace a warmer one, their mutual boundary is termed a…

polar front

(Encyclopedia) polar front, zone of transition between polar and tropical air masses . Its average position during the winter is at about 30° lat. and during the summer at about…

Front Royal

(Encyclopedia) Front Royal, city (1990 pop. 11,880), seat of Warren co., N Va., at the junction of South and North forks of Shenandoah River, inc. 1788. Furniture, lumber and building…

Front Range

(Encyclopedia) Front Range, an eastern range of the U.S. Rocky Mts., bordering the Great Plains and extending c.300 mi (480 km) S from SE Wyo. to the Arkansas River, S central Colo. It…

Weather: Storms on the Front

Storms on the FrontWeatherOn Another FrontMass AppealPutting Up a FrontFrontal AttackStorms on the FrontTelling What's Next The weather within air masses is generally quiet, except when another…

Weather: On Another Front

On Another FrontWeatherOn Another FrontMass AppealPutting Up a FrontFrontal AttackStorms on the FrontTelling What's Next Tornadoes and thunderstorms are the violent products of larger circulations…

Front de Libération du Québec

(Encyclopedia) Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ) frôN də lēbĕräsyôN´ dü kābĕk´ [key], Canadian separatist group formed in the 1960s to bring about the independence of Quebec, which…

Weather: Putting Up a Front

Putting Up a FrontWeatherOn Another FrontMass AppealPutting Up a FrontFrontal AttackStorms on the FrontTelling What's Next What happens when two different air masses meet? You get a front. The…