Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather


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Which of the following best describes a front?

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1. Wind is forced to rise when it hits a mountain. The rising air then cools, and the moisture within it condenses into snow. This process is an example of _____.

2. What type of weather would you expect from an air mass with a classification of cA in the winter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at where the wind blows, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types and impact of air masses. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what fronts are as well as knowing how cumulus clouds over a mountain are created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The definition of a front
  • How cumulus clouds are created
  • Resultant weather from a cA air mass
  • Characteristics of convectional lifting
  • How air masses may differ

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how air masses may differ and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fronts and convectional lifting
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related air mass lesson

Additional Learning

Explore this topic in more detail by viewing the lesson called Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what an air mass is
  • Describe the various types of air masses
  • Identify where the two types of air masses can be found
  • Explain how air masses affect our weather system
  • Appreciate what happens when two different air masses meet