Air Mass Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Stages


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Which of these is NOT a stage of air mass thunderstorm development?

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1. During which stage of an air mass thunderstorm does lightning, heavy rain, and hail occur?

2. What is caused by the vertical upward motion of humid unstable air?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thunderstorms can be some of the more intense and powerful meteorological occurrences, but there are actually many different types of thunderstorms. This quiz will specifically test you on what are known as air mass thunderstorms. The quiz questions will test you on some of the key points in this topic, such as the cause and different stages of this type of storm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The different stages of air mass thunderstorms
  • Lightning, heavy rain and hail during air mass thunderstorms
  • The effects of vertical movement of unstable air
  • Characteristics of air mass thunderstorms
  • What causes air mass thunderstorms

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go over your recollection of the causes and stages of air mass thunderstorms with these assessment questions
  • Reading comprehension - use the quiz questions to test your understanding of the defining characteristics of air mass thunderstorms, and the meteorological conditions in which they occur
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of air mass thunderstorms to identify their different stages and the reasons they form

Additional Learning

To learn more about air mass thunderstorms, review the corresponding lesson called Air Mass Thunderstorms: Characteristics & Stages. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of an air mass thunderstorm
  • The different stages and development of air mass thunderstorms
  • The causes of air mass thunderstorms