Lesson 4 Homework Questions.docx - Lesson 4 Homework Questions Instructions Answer each of the following questions Your responses can be short answer

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Lesson 4 Homework Questions Instructions: Answer each of the following questions. Your responses can be short answer, short essay, or a list -- just be sure to answer each question completely. Ch. 7: 1.How do air masses form? over uniform surfaces, such as the ocean or tundra, when wind stops for a few days, allowing the surface to impart its characteristics to the air above. 1.Describe and explain the temperature and moisture characteristics of a maritime polar (mP) air mass. air masses are moist and cool 2.What is a difference between a cold front and a warm front? cold front forms when a coldair mass advances into the area of a warm air mass. warm front forms when a warm air mass advances into the area of a cold air mass. 3.What causes fronts to develop within a midlatitude cyclone? The convergance of air into the low of a midlatitude cyclone bring together two unlike air masses 4. Explain where and why precipitation develops within a midlatitude cyclone. precipitation develops where air is rising and cooling adiabatically within a midlatitude cyclone - typically along to cold front, the warm front, and in the center of the low. 5.Describe the process that forms an occluded front. forms when the faster moving cold front catches up with the warm front, lifting all of the warm air mass off the surface. 6. Why is pressure falling as a cold front approaches, and rising as a cold front moves away? A trough is found along the surface position of a well developed cold front; as the cold front approaches, the trough is getting closer, so pressure falls; as the front moves away pressure rises because the trough is moving away,
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  • Winter '11
  • drmccalister
  • Biology

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