At the 2004 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, hundreds of atmospheric scientists honored former MIT professor Fred Sanders. Although Fred has been influential in a number of different disciplines in atmospheric science, his scientific interest in cold fronts has been particularly influential to me. Because of my participation in that symposium, my own interests in the unresolved scientific questions regarding cold fronts has been rejuvenated. This web page presents my new work on cold fronts.

Fred Sanders passed away on Friday 6 October 2006. He will be missed greatly.

The abstract for my contribution to the Sanders Symposium Volume "A Review of Observations of Cold Fronts, Including Prefrontal Troughs and Wind Shifts"

Schultz: "Perspectives on Fred Sanders's research on cold fronts." The Fred Sanders Symposium Volume, Meteor. Monogr., Amer. Meteor. Soc., submitted. [PDF, text only; no figures]

Schultz, D. M., 2005: A review of cold fronts with prefrontal troughs and wind shifts. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 2449-2472. [AMS] [PDF]

Schultz, D. M., 2004: "Cold fronts with and without prefrontal wind shifts in the central United States." Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 2040-2053. [AMS] [PDF]

Schultz, D. M., and P. J. Roebber, 2005: The 50th Anniversary of Sanders (1955): A Mesoscale-Model Simulation of the Cold Front of 17-18 April 1953. The Fred Sanders Symposium Volume, Meteor. Monogr., Amer. Meteor. Soc., in press. [PDF]

Photos from the Sanders Symposium

Cross sections of potential vorticity and potential temperature in an arctic outbreak over the central United States in March 2003

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Last Updated: 8/20/05 DMS