Flashcards in Weather Test 1 Deck (12)
What is a hot dry air mass formed on a continent?
A continental tropical
How do scientists classify masses
According to temperature and humidity
How many types of air masses are and what are they called?
There are four.
Maritime tropical, maritime polar, continental tropical, and continental polar.
What type of mass forms over oceans and is very humid?
What type of mass is cool humid that forms over the icy north pacific and North Atlantic oceans?
What type of mass forms over land and is very hot and dry?
What type of mass forms over Alaska and Canada and is very cold and dry?
When a blank blank moves into an area and blanks with other blank blank it causes the blank to blank
T or F
In the U.S. air masses are commonly moved by the prevailing westerlies and jet streams
Air masses move from blank to blank
West to east
When two air masses collide that have different temperatures and humidity,
Do they mix easily?
No they do not mix easily.