Meteorology Project

Fronts and Air Masses


Front- Boundaries separating air masses. Includes warm fronts, cold fronts, occluded and stationary fronts and dry lines. Air Masses and Fronts:online Meteorology Guide." Air Masses and Fronts:online Meteorology Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.FOUR TYPES OF FRONTSStationary Front- A front that is not movingCold Front- Leading edge of cooler air that is replacing warmer airWarm Front- Leading edge of warmer air that is replacing cooler airOccluded Front- When a cold front catches up to a warm front"Fronts: the Boundaries between Air Masses." Fronts: the Boundaries between Air Masses. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.

Air masses

What is an air mass?

An air mass is a large body of air that has similar temperatures and moisture properties throughout.

What are the types of air masses and what are their characteristics?

The best source regions for air masses are large flat areas where air can be stagnant long enough to take on the characteristics of the surface below. Maritime tropical air masses, for example, develop over the subtropical oceans and transport heat and moisture northward into the U.S.. In contrast, continental polar air masses, which originate over the northern plains of Canada, transport colder and drier air southward.

Air Masses:uniform Bodies of Air." Air Masses:uniform Bodies of Air. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2013.

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