Predicting the Weather
Air Masses
Air Masses
What do you think an air mass is and what
effect would it have on the weather?
TURN AND TALK to discuss, then s...
Air Masses
An air mass is a large body of air with about
the same temperature and humidity
throughout.
Humidity is the amo...
Air Masses
An air mass can cover thousands of square
kilometers.
There are four basic types of air masses.
Air Masses
1.
2.
3.
4.

Cold and Dry - Continental Polar
Cold and Humid - Maritime Polar
Warm and Dry - Continental Tropic...
Air Masses
Weather maps are used to help scientists
follow the movement of air masses.
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Air Masses

  1. 1. Predicting the Weather Air Masses
  2. 2. Air Masses What do you think an air mass is and what effect would it have on the weather? TURN AND TALK to discuss, then share answers as a class.
  3. 3. Air Masses An air mass is a large body of air with about the same temperature and humidity throughout. Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air.
  4. 4. Air Masses An air mass can cover thousands of square kilometers. There are four basic types of air masses.
  5. 5. Air Masses 1. 2. 3. 4. Cold and Dry - Continental Polar Cold and Humid - Maritime Polar Warm and Dry - Continental Tropical Warm and Humid - Continental Tropical
  6. 6. Air Masses Weather maps are used to help scientists follow the movement of air masses.

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