12-2 - Air Masses and Frontal Weather Air masses o Large...

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Characteristics of unstable air o Turbulence in the rising air o Formation of cumuliform clouds o Showery rain from these clouds o Good visibility between showers Characteristics of stable air (parcel of air is cooler than the ambient air around it) o Stratiform clouds o If there’s precipitation it will be steady o Poor visibility o Smooth flying conditions with little or no turbulence
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Unformatted text preview: Air Masses and Frontal Weather Air masses o Large parcel of air with fairly consistent properties o Classification of air mass Origin Polar- cold Tropical- warm Maritime-moist Continental-dry Divergence o Sinking air o Becomes warmer o Dryer o More stable o Good Wx associated with a high pressure area...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course AERF 1103 taught by Professor Visser during the Fall '08 term at LeTourneau.

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