Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Gust Fronts 
{ 
How do they form?
Gust Front: Definition 
Gust Front – The leading edge of cool air rushing 
downward and outward from a thunderstorm.
Conditions for Formation: 
1. Gust Fronts form when relatively 
dry air is present in the lower 
atmosphere. 
2. The dry a...
Formation: 
1. As the cool air is formed, it sinks (inversely 
the warm air rises). 
2. Thus, the downward rush is due to ...
Side Notes to Know: 
1. A Gust Front becomes crucial in the internal 
mechanics of a thunderstorm. 
2. With the downward f...
Gust front Presentation
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Gust front Presentation

413 views

Published on

Gust Fronts

Published in: Environment
  • I liked it!.... STARTUPS...Send your pitchdeck to over 5700 of VC's and Angel's with just 1 click. Visit: Angelvisioninvestors.com
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

Gust front Presentation

  1. 1. Gust Fronts { How do they form?
  2. 2. Gust Front: Definition Gust Front – The leading edge of cool air rushing downward and outward from a thunderstorm.
  3. 3. Conditions for Formation: 1. Gust Fronts form when relatively dry air is present in the lower atmosphere. 2. The dry air then causes some of the rain falling through it to evaporate. 3. This process COOLS THE AIR.
  4. 4. Formation: 1. As the cool air is formed, it sinks (inversely the warm air rises). 2. Thus, the downward rush is due to the rain cooled air flowing rapidly to the ground and then dispersing out in front of the storm. 3. This creates the rush of wind that is commonly felt as a thunderstorm approaches.
  5. 5. Side Notes to Know: 1. A Gust Front becomes crucial in the internal mechanics of a thunderstorm. 2. With the downward force of air from the rain, this creates an updraft as well at the leading part of the front. (Creating a circular effect.) 3. Gust Fronts can also be referred to as, or mentioned in context with, shelf cloud, roll cloud or outflow boundary.

×