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Unformatted text preview: Continental Tropical (cT) Air Masses Forms over hot, dry, low latitude regions during summer Southwest US and northern Mexico Cloud-free Maritime Tropical (mT) Air Masses Forms over warm tropical waters Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Warm and moist Unstable near the surface Clouds and precipitation Over land, additional surface heating more unstable Heavy, short-lived precipitation thunderstorms The mT from the Gulf of Mexico provides the greatest amount of moisture to the U.S. east of the Rockies....
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.
- Spring '10