This produces sinking motion and fair weather, and the result is a katafront, "inactive front
," or "dry front." These systems are often seen in the central United States, and most of the weather will be ahead of them.
There remains a theory, as outlined in the Guardian story, that the soldier was posing for a photograph when he was picked off by a sniper who was still present on an inactive front
. ICP, which was founded by Robert Capa's brother, Cornell Capa, provides this assessment of "The Falling Soldier":
Indeed, any new war between North and South will not be limited to this part of Sudan, but will rather set ablaze yet again all currently inactive fronts
, especially in the East, and the current front in Darfur will be rekindled.