Cutoff low phase. (IMAGE) Niigata University Caption Schematic illustration of possible features related to cutoff low phase showing meandering jet stream, falling pressure, precipitation, showers, clouds rising, clearing skies: a depiction relationship between upper troposphere and surface. Credit Niigata University Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.