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  • 1. A) cooler and contains less moistureB) cooler and contains more moistureC) warmer and contains less moistureD) warmer and contains more moisture1. Compared to a maritime tropical air mass, a continentalpolar air mass isA) higher temperature and more water vaporB) higher temperature and less water vaporC) lower temperature and more water vaporD) lower temperature and less water vapor2. Compared to a maritime tropical air mass, a maritimepolar air mass has a3. The weather map below shows a frontal system that hasfollowed a typical storm track.A) northern Atlantic OceanB) central part of CanadaC) Gulf of MexicoD) Pacific NorthwestThe air mass located over point X most likely originatedover theA) geographic originB) size and shapeC) rate of movementD) direction of movement4. The weather characteristics of air mass result primarilyfrom itsA) rate of Earth’s rotationB) direction of Earth’s surface windsC) source region where the air mass formedD) path the air mass follows along a land surface5. The properties of an air mass are mostly determined bythe6. Base your answer to the following question on thediagram below, which shows the frontal boundarybetween mT and cP air masses.A) cold front B) warm frontC) occluded front D) stationary frontIf the front at ground level is moving toward city B.which type of weather front is shown?
  • 2. Base your answers to questions 7 and 8 on the weather map below, which shows two fronts associated witha low-pressure system.7. On the weather map above, write the air-mass symbols to indicate the most likely locations of thecontinental polar air mass and maritime tropical air mass that have formed this low-pressure system.8. Which type of weather front has entered New York State?
  • 3. 9. Base your answer to the following question on the EarthScience Reference Tables and the weather map of theUnited States below.A) cold front B) warm frontC) stationary front D) occluded frontWhich kind of frontal system is located northwest ofMiles City, Montana?10. Base your answer to the following question on thesatellite image below, which shows cloud patternsassociated with weather fronts over the United States ona certain day. The states of Nebraska (NE) and NorthCarolina (NC) have been labeled.A) cold front B) warm frontC) stationary front D) occluded frontWhich type of front was producing the weather inNebraska when this image was taken?