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Common Remarks

The original concept of Back Bent Occlusion introduced in the 1940s refers to the deepening of a secondary low near the Occlusion point, and the bending back of the occluded front between the two lows. This kind of development is described in the conceptual model "Occlusion: Secondary Low" (see Secondary Low Centres in Occlusion cloud bands ).

In this chapter the concept "Back Bent Occlusion" refers to a part of a warm occluded front that changes its direction of motion and turns into a Cold Front. Warm and Cold Occlusions are discussed in the chapter "Occlusion", for example Occlusion - Warm Conveyor Belt Type (see Occlusion: Warm Conveyor Belt Type ).

The term "back bent front" is used in the literature also in connection with the so-called T-bone development, where the warm front elongates backwards in a rapidly deepening cyclone.

I. Cloud Structure In Satellite Images

Learn about how to recognise and detect Back-Bent Occlusion in satellite images.

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II. Meteorological Physical Background

Find out more about the meteorlogical and physical background of Back-Bent Occlusion.

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III. Key Parameters

Learn which key parameters to use for Back-Bent Occlusion

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IV. Typical Appearance In Vertical Cross Sections

Find out thr typical appearance of Back-Bent Occlusion in vertical cross section

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V. Weather Events

Explore the weather events associated with Back-Bent Occlusion

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VI. References

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