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Low Pressure System
Click on each on the weather systems to learn how it forms and what type of weather it brings. High Pressure System
Warm Front

Cold Front

 

Stationary Front

 

Air Masses: An air mass is a huge body of air with similar air temperature and humidity throughout.

**There are four different types of air masses that are associated with regions around the world.

The air temperature and humidity is determined by WHERE the air mass formed.

Where it formed
Characterisitc
Continental forms over land which makes it . . .
dry
Maritime forms over the sea which makes . . .
wet
Tropical forms over warm areas which makes it . . .
warm
Polar forms over cold areas which makes it . . .
cold
Next, when you need to figure out the temperature and moisture content of the air mass. All you have to do is look at the characteristics above.

Type of Air Mass

Characteristics

Continental PolarAir Mass
dry and cold
Continental Tropical Air Mass
dry and warm
Maritime PolarAir Mass
wet and cold
Maritime Tropical Air Mass
wet and warm

 


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