Polar Front Theory - Development and Evolution of a Wave Cyclone, Cont.

(e) - the warm sector diminishes in size as the systems further occludes.

  • The storm has used most all of its energy and dissipates

  • All of the APE has been utilized and the KE has dissipated into turbulence- cloud/precip production has diminished

  • The warm sector air has been lifted upward

  • The cold air is at the surface - stable situation.

image adopted from Understanding Weather and Climate by Aguado and Burt, 1999 by Prentice-Hall, Inc