Fronts and 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.
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