Air Masses
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    The map of North America shows the source region of an air mass forming mostly over Mexico. This air mass originating over Mexico is classified as

    answer choices

    continental polar

    continental tropical

    maritime polar

    maritime tropical

  • Question 2
    300 seconds
    Q.

    An air mass entering Alaska from the northern Pacific Ocean would most likely be labeled on a weather map as

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    cT

    cP

    mT

    mP

  • Question 3
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Base your answer on the map, which shows the position of the jet stream relative to two air masses and a low-pressure center (L) over the United States. What is the difference in the air temperature and humidity between the cP and mT air masses?

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    The cP air mass is warmer and less humid.

    The cP air mass is colder and more humid.

    The mT air mass is warmer and more humid

    The mT air mass is colder and less humid.

  • Question 4
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Which geographic region is the most common source region for the mT air masses that move into New York State?

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    northern Canada

    Arctic Ocean

    southwestern United States

    Gulf of Mexico

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    Air masses are identified on the basis of temperature and

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    type of precipitation

    wind velocity

    moisture content

    atmospheric transparency

  • Question 6
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of air mass is associated with warm, dry atmospheric conditions?

    answer choices

    cP

    cT

    mP

    mT

  • Question 7
    300 seconds
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    Which type of air mass usually contains the most moisture?

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    mT

    mP

    cT

    cP

  • Question 8
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of air mass would most likely have low humidity and high air temperature?

    answer choices

    cT

    cP

    mT

    mP

  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q.

    The weather characteristics of air mass result primarily from its

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    geographic origin

    size and shape

    rate of movement

    direction of movement

  • Question 10
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Tornadoes occur when a very cold, dry air mass meets a very warm, wet air mass. Which two air masses would most likely form a tornado when they meet?

    answer choices

    cP and cA

    cT and mP

    cP and mT

    mP and mT

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