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A body of air of a certain temperature and humidity is called this.

What is an air mass?

100

This air mass forms over land near the equator.

What is continental tropical air mass?

100

A _________ is a boundary between two air masses.

What is a front?

100

This front is represented by red half-circles.

What is a warm front?

100

This pressure system rotates counter-clockwise

What is a low pressure system?

200

This air mass forms over warm water.

What is maritime tropical air mass?

200

This air mass forms dangerously cold, dry air

What is continental arctic?

200

This front is represented by blue triangles on a weather map.

What is a cold front?

200

This front is when a cool air mass moves forward and pushes a warm air mass straight upward.

What is a cold front?

200

This is the type of weather that is typical of low pressure systems.

What is rainy or cloudy weather?

300

This air mass forms over land that is cold.

What is continental polar air mass?

300

This air mass forms over cold water.

What is maritime polar air mass?

300

This front forms when warm air slides over a cold air mass.

What is a warm front?

300

This front forms when a cold air mass meets a cool air mass with a warm air mass in the middle. The warm air mass gets cut off from the ground and is forced upward to create clouds.

What is an occluded front?

300

This is the air pressure associated with clear, sunny skies.

What is high air pressure?

400

This air mass can bring hot, humid weather.

What is maritime tropical air mass?

400

This air mass can bring cold dry air.

What is continental polar?

400

This front is when a cold air mass meets a warm air mass and there is little to no movement.

What is a stationary front?

400

This air mass is represented by red half-circles and blue triangles. The half-circles and triangles are facing opposite directions.

What is a stationary front?

400

A sudden drop in air pressure might indicated this is approaching.

What is a storm?

500

This air mass can bring heavy snow because is is cold and moist.

What is maritime polar?

500

This air mass could cause droughts

What is continental tropical air mass?

500

This front is represented by purple triangles and half-circles all going the same direction.

What is an occluded front?

500

This front forms when a cold air mass pushes up a warm air mass and forms tall thunderstorm clouds.

What is a cold front?

500

This pressure system rotates clockwise.

What is a high pressure system?

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