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Air Mass

A huge body of air that has similar temperature, pressure, and humidity throughout.

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Conduction

The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching.

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Continental(Air Mass)

A dry air mass that forms over land.

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Convection

The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid.

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Dew Point

The temperate at which condensation begins.

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Electromagnetic Wave

A form of energy that can travel through space.

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Front

The area where air masses meet and do not mix.

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Humidity

A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.

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Maritime(Air Mass)

A humid air mass that forms over oceans.

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Polar (Air Mass)

A cold air mass that forms north of 50 degrees north latitude or south of 50 degrees south latitude and has high air pressure.

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Radiation

The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.

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Relative Humidity

The percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air could hold at that temperature.

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Tropical (Air Mass)

A warm air mass that forms in the tropics and has low air pressure.