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Air Masses & Fronts

Can you identify air masses and fronts?

Alicia Ray

on 24 May 2011

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Air Masses & Fronts Types of Air Masses Cold, Dry comes from continental polar regions Cold, Wet comes from maritime (over water) polar regions Hot, Dry comes from continental tropical regions Hot, Wet comes from maritime tropical regions Types of Fronts Cold Front when a cold air mass moves under
a warm air mass http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDoX4x19pN0joAQqKjzbkF/SIG=14bguo8gm/EXP=1306216369/**http%3a//www.sci.uidaho.edu/scripter/geog100/lect/05-atmos-water-wx/05-part-7-atmos-lifting-fronts/ch5-part-7b-fronts.htm Warm Front when a warm air mass moves up and over a cold air mass http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDoX0j2NpNgEMAGpKjzbkF/SIG=129ae78dg/EXP=1306216611/**http%3a//www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7r.html Occluded Front when a warm air mass gets caught between 2 cold air masses http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDoYAm2dpNOj4AxX2jzbkF/SIG=130ghrl0q/EXP=1306216870/**http%3a//kidlat.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/genmet/fronts/classification_of_fronts.html Stationary Front when a cold air mass and warm air mass meet,
but neither has the strength to move the other http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDoS7A2dpNj2MAhQmjzbkF/SIG=133rvl05t/EXP=1306217024/**http%3a//www.cbs3springfield.com/weather/classroom/guidetometerology/6552732.html
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