Air Masses & Weather Fronts
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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q.

    An air mass is a large mass of air that is defined by its temperature and ____________________.

    answer choices

    Elevation (altitude)

    Water vapor content (humidity)

    Strength

    Weather

  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q.

    The United States contains ________ different types of air masses.

    answer choices

    2

    3

    4

    5

  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of air mass is dry and warm?

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of air mass is warm and humid?

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of air mass is cold and dry?

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of air mass is over Southern California?

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Hurricanes form in which type of air mass?

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Blizzards form in which type of air mass?

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of air mass is pictured in letter "C" (northeastern U.S., around NYC)?

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A(n) _____________ is the boundary where two air masses meet.

    answer choices

    air mass

    storm

    collision

    front

  • Question 11
    60 seconds
    Q.

    This is the symbol for a _____________ weather front.

    answer choices

    Cold

    Warm

    Stationary

    Occluded

  • Question 12
    60 seconds
    Q.

    This is the symbol for a _____________ weather front.

    answer choices

    Cold

    Warm

    Stationary

    Occluded

  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A _____________ weather front occurs when a cold air mass moves forward, pushing the warm air mass up.

    answer choices

    Cold

    Warm

    Stationary

    Occluded

  • Question 14
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A _____________ weather front occurs when a cold air mass and a warm air mass meet, but cannot move one another so they both stay still for several days.

    answer choices

    Cold

    Warm

    Stationary

    Occluded

  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A _____________ weather front occurs two cold air masses meet and push/force the warm air in the middle upwards.

    answer choices

    Cold

    Warm

    Stationary

    Occluded

  • Question 16
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Why does warm air rise above cold air?

    answer choices

    Warm air is less dense

    Warm air is more dense

    Cold air is stronger than warm air

  • Question 17
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of weather front can produce foggy weather that can last for several days?

    answer choices

    Cold

    Warm

    Stationary

    Occluded

  • Question 18
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of weather front can produce precipitation (rain or snow)?

    answer choices

    Cold

    Warm

    Stationary

    Occluded

    All of the above

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is the correct symbol for maritime polar?

    answer choices

    MP

    Mp

    mP

    mp

  • Question 20
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Applying what you know about air masses, which air mass would you expect to find here in Chad, Africa? (circled on the picture **hint: find the equator line**)

    answer choices

    Continental polar

    Continental tropical

    Maritime polar

    Maritime tropical

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