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What type of weather fronts stays in one place for a long period of time?
Stationary Front – A stationary front is a front that stays in one place for a long period of time. Stationary fronts can bring long periods of rain.
What is the large body of air that has the same properties as the area over which it is formed?
An air mass is a large body of air with the same properties (temperature and pressure) as the area it formed over. These areas are called source regions.
What type of front is front 1 What types of weather conditions take place there?
When a front passes over an area, it means a change in the weather. Many fronts cause weather events such as rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds, and tornadoes. At a cold front, there may be dramatic thunderstorms. At a warm front, there may be low stratus clouds.
What is large body of air?
An air mass is a large body of air with generally uniform temperature and humidity. The area over which an air mass originates is what provides its characteristics.
Where do air masses move?
Cold air masses tend to move toward the equator. Warm air masses tend to move toward the poles. Coriolis effect causes them to move on a diagonal. Many air masses move toward the northeast over the U.S. This is the same direction that global winds blow.
Which is the place where the air pressure is high?
Places where the air pressure is high, are called high pressure systems. A low pressure system has lower pressure at its center than the areas around it. Winds blow towards the low pressure, and the air rises in the atmosphere where they meet.
Where are two air masses supposed to meet?
Furthermore, focus your attention on the narrow zone where the two air masses meet. Clearly, the gradients in temperature and dew point are large near the intersection of two air masses. By convention, operational weather forecasters place fronts just on the warm side of the temperature gradient.
What kind of air mass is warm and humid?
Continental air masses form over land and are dry. Therefore, an air mass that develops over northern Canada is called a continental polar air mass and is cold and dry. One that forms over the Indian Ocean is called a maritime tropical air mass and is warm and humid.
What do they call large blobs of warm and cold air?
For starters, weather forecasters track large blobs of warm and cold air, called “air masses,” around the globe.