From Glossary of Meteorology
- (Also called cold drop, cold-air drop.) A region, or "pool,"of relatively cold air surrounded by warmer air; the opposite of a warm pool.
This is usually applied to cold air of appreciable vertical extent that has been isolated in lower latitudes as part of the formation of a cut-off low. Cold pools are best identified as thickness minima on thickness charts. They are cyclonic-scale phenomena.