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What is the subpolar low polar front?

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A subpolar low front is a low pressure system that is small and fleeting. Subpolar lows are typically found over the ocean, near the primary polar fronts at the poles of the northern and southern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, the polar front created produces low pressure cyclonic storms in Europe and the Pacific Northwest. In the Southern Hemisphere, it creates severe storms, high winds, and snowfall in Antarctica

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What is the subpolar low polar front?
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Subpolar low fronts are low pressure weather systems caused by the converging of cold air masses from higher latitudes and warmer air masses from lower latitudes.

Low pressure systems are an area in which the atmospheric pressure is lower in comparison to the atmospheric pressure in the area that surround it. Low pressure systems are typically associated with warm air and high winds, along with atmospheric lifting. This translates to clouds, precipitation, and other stormy weather, including tropical storms and cyclones.

High pressure systems are an area in which atmospheric pressure is greater than in comparison to the atmospheric pressure that surrounds it. These systems are sometimes called anticyclones as they move in a direction that is counter clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere as opposed to clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. Since high pressure systems are typically associated with calm weather and clear skies

Across the globe, there are several high and low pressure fronts that are responsible for weather systems and patterns on earth. Meteorologists study these pressure fronts and use them in order to make predictions of weather patterns. This is an important factor in determining and predicting weather and well as in understanding the history of weather on earth and how these fronts may impact the future of weather on Earth.

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