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ch11_rev - Jon Ahlquist 10/27/2006 Chapter 11 Review: Air...

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Jon Ahlquist 10/27/2006 MET1010 Intro to the Atmosphere 1 Chapter 11 Review: Air masses ± What is an air mass? ± What conditions are needed for an air mass to form? ± Where are the source regions for air masses, i.e., where do they form? ± What two characteristics are used to catalog air masses? ± What 3 names characterize air mass temperature as warm, cold, or very cold? ± What 2 names characterize air mass humidity as dry or moist? Air Masses ± Is high or low pressure typically at the center of air masses? ± What kind of air mass usually affects Florida? ± What kind of air mass usually affects Michigan? ± Why don’t air masses typically form in mid-latitudes? ± What is air mass modification? ± Give an example of air mass modification. ± What is “lake effect snow”? Where in the US is it most common? Question for Review #11, p. 306 11. What type of air mass would be responsible for: ± ± Hot, muggy weather in the Midwest and East?
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