METEOROLOGY. GEL-1370. Chapter Eight. Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle-Latitude Cyclones. Goal for this Chapter. We are going to learn answers to the following questions: What are the different types of air masses? How fronts are formed?
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Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle-Latitude Cyclones
We are going to learn answers to the following questions:
Air Masses of North Americal
Continental Polar (cP) & continental Arctic (cA): Bitterly cold weather enters US in the winter; originate over ice- and snow-covered regions of northern Canada and Alaska; the air in contact with the surface becomes very cold and stable with little moisture; portion of this air breaks away and moves southward as a shallow high pressure area