5.E.1.1 :: Air Masses & Fronts
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a body of air that has about the same temperature and moisture throughout
The amount of water vapor in the air
describing a warm, dry air mass that forms over land in tropical regions.
describing a cold, dry air mass that forms over land in polar regions.
describing a warm, moist air mass that is formed over the ocean in tropical areas
describing a cold, moist air mass that is formed over the ocean in polar areas
A boundary between two air masses
forms when cold air moves under warm air which is less dense and pushes air up quickly (produces thunderstorms, heavy rain, or snow followed by cold weather)
Forms when warm air approaches and slides up and over a cold air mass (brings gentle rain or light snow followed by warmer weather)
Forms when a warm air mass is caught between two colder air masses (brings cool temperatures and large amounts of rain and snow)
when a warm air mass and a cold air mass meet and no movement occurs (brings light rain, clouds, and several days of precipitation)
a fancy word for front
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