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Air masses and Fronts

Information presentation that explains the types of air masses and where they are formed and the four fronts and the type of weather they bring.

Kelly Woodworth

on 1 February 2013

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Transcript of Air masses and Fronts

Fronts Pressure System and Weather maps Air Masses Weather Patterns and Weather Forecasting Weather patterns and Weather Forecasting Maritime Polar This Air mass forms over water in the polar regions.This air mass is cold and wet. Continental Polar This air mass forms over continents in polar regions. The air is cold and dry. This air mass forms over water in the tropical regions. The air is warm and wet. Maritime Tropical Continental Tropical This air mass forms land in tropical regions. The air is warm and dry. Expected Weather Warm Front Warm Front Light drizzly rain followed by clear warm weather. Expected Weather Cold Front Windy, thunderstorms, heavy rain or snow followed by colder drier weather. Cold Front Expected Weather Occluded Front Occluded Front Cooler air with Heavy rain and snow Stationary Front Stationary Front Many days of wet weather. Stationary Front Pressure Systems Weather maps Low and High Pressure systems Weather maps High Pressure High pressure Anticyclone
The air moves out and sinks in a clockwise direction Low Pressure Low pressure Cyclone
The air moves in and rises in counter clockwise Fronts Doppler Radar Satellite Symbol Symbol Symbol Symbol
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