What is a cold occlusion?
Keeping this in consideration, how does a cold front occlusion develop?
A cold occlusion results when the statically more stable air is behind the cold front. The cold front undercuts the warm front. When the statically more stable air lies ahead of the warm front, a warm occlusion is formed in which the original cold front is forced aloft at the warm- front surface.
Secondly, what happens when an occlusion occurs? This forms an occluded front, which is the boundary that separates the new cold air mass (to the west) from the older cool air mass already in place north of the warm front. Changes in temperature, dew point temperature, and wind direction can occur with the passage of an occluded front.
Correspondingly, what is a cold occluded front?
In meteorology, an occluded front is a weather front formed during the process of cyclogenesis, when a cold front overtakes a warm front. When this occurs, the warm air is separated (occluded) from the cyclone center at the Earth's surface.
What is the difference between a cold front and an occluded front?
A warm occlusion occurs as cool air moves rapidly into an area with an existing warm front. The difference from a cold occlusion is that the approaching cool air is not as cold as the retreating cold air in the existing front. Precipitation can usually be expected when an occluded front passes through an area.