Air Masses
A widespread body of air that originates over a large area of land or ocean and assumes the temperature and humidity of that area.They extend across an entire continent. Air masses must be big, they must have the same temperature at some point, and it must be physically together and not breaking apart.


cPcontinental polar cold, dry, stable
cTcontinental tropical hot, dry, unstable surface air
mP maritime polar cool, moist, and unstable
mT maritime tropical warm, moist, usually unstable


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This diagram shows how cold air mass is made.
This diagram shows how cold air mass is made.

http://okfirst.mesonet.org/train/meteorology/AirMasses.html
Origins of Air Masses
Origins of Air Masses

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/af/home.rxml
Air masses cover all of Earth
Air masses cover all of Earth

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/tg/wamsorce/wamsorce.htm
There are multiple air masses on our globe.
There are multiple air masses on our globe.

http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0122-air-masses.php
There are hot and cold air masses.
There are hot and cold air masses.

http://weather.about.com/od/atmospherebasics/a/airmasstypes.htm

Created By Bryan