Air Masses and Weather Fronts


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What is an air mass?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a type of weather front?

2. Which front type creates the worst storms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly determine your knowledge of air masses and weather fronts using this quiz and worksheet assessment tool. You should be familiar with types of fronts and air masses in order to answer all quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to do the following to do well on this quiz/worksheet:

  • Explain what an air mass is
  • List types of weather fronts
  • Identify the type of front that creates the worst storms
  • State what type of front results in persistent light rain

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what an air mass is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of weather fronts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of fronts that cause storms and light rain

Additional Learning

You can develop a better understanding of these topics by using the lesson called Air Masses and Weather Fronts. Details addressed in this lesson include:

  • What air masses over land and air masses over water are each called
  • Which type of front moves faster
  • What is the main cause of weather patterns
  • What is seen when warm fronts are approaching