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What is a hot dry air mass formed on a continent?

A continental tropical

1

How do scientists classify masses

According to temperature and humidity

2

How many types of air masses are and what are they called?

There are four.
Maritime tropical, maritime polar, continental tropical, and continental polar.

3

What type of mass forms over oceans and is very humid?

Maritime tropical

4

What type of mass is cool humid that forms over the icy north pacific and North Atlantic oceans?

Maritime polar

5

What type of mass forms over land and is very hot and dry?

Continental Tropical

6

What type of mass forms over Alaska and Canada and is very cold and dry?

Continental polar

7

When a blank blank moves into an area and blanks with other blank blank it causes the blank to blank

Air mass
Interacts
Air mass
Weather
Change.

8

T or F
In the U.S. air masses are commonly moved by the prevailing westerlies and jet streams

T

9

Air masses move from blank to blank

West to east

10

When two air masses collide that have different temperatures and humidity,
Do they mix easily?

No they do not mix easily.

11

The blank where air masses meet us called a blank

Boundary
Front