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5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
5th Grade Ch  8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses
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5th Grade Ch 8 Lesson 2 What Are Air Masses

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  • 1. Lesson 2 What are air masses?
  • 2. kinds of air masses <ul><li>air mass = large body of air w/ similar prop. through it </li></ul>
  • 3. 4 kinds of air masses Continental tropical Continental polar Maritime tropical Maritime polar
  • 4. Continental tropical forms over Land warm dry
  • 5. Continental polar Forms over Land Cold dry
  • 6. Mar itime tropical Forms over water warm Humid (moist)
  • 7. Mar itime polar Forms over Water Cold Humid (moist)
  • 8. &nbsp;
  • 9. Air mass <ul><li>Form when air stays over an area for some time </li></ul><ul><li>Take on temp. &amp; water vapor of that area </li></ul><ul><li>Move by upper level winds </li></ul>
  • 10. What kind of air mass would form here? What characteristics would an air mass that formed here have?
  • 11. What characteristics would an air mass that formed here have? What kind of air mass would form here?
  • 12. front <ul><li>boundary between 2 air masses </li></ul><ul><li>named from kind of air that moves into area </li></ul>
  • 13. stationary front <ul><li>does not move very much or moves back &amp; forth </li></ul>
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