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Air Masses and Fronts 16.2 Cornell Notes

3-08-2016 Chapter 16.2 Air Masses and Fronts pgs 490-495, Soft text. 309-313

What is an air mass?

1.

Name the 4 source regions air masses come from in the US & describe the moisture & temp content of each. (ex. dry & cold).

2. mP-

3. cP-

4. mT-

5. cT-

What are fronts?

6.

What is a cold front?

7.

What kind of weather follows a cold front?

 

 

What is a warm front?

8.

   

What kind of weather follows a warm front?

9.

   

What is an occluded front?

10.

   

What kind of weather follows an occluded front?

11.

   

What is a stationary front?

12.

   

What kind of weather follows a stationary front?

13.

   

What is a cyclone?

14.

   

What kind of air pressure is

associated with it?

15.

   

What is an anticyclone?

16.

   

What kind of air pressure is associated with it?

17.

   

The rising air in a cyclone produces what type of weather?

18.

The sinking air in an anti- cyclone produces what type of weather?

19.

   

Summary Answer the following questions to summarize your notes.

1. What kind of weather would a continental polar air mass bring in the summer?

2. What is the area called over which an air mass is formed?

3. Explain how a cold front develops.

4. What kind of weather is associated with a stationary front?

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