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Air Masses, Fronts, Pressures
Air masses review
1. Regarding air masses, what do these letters represent?
2. On the diagram to the left, mark the air masses as cA, cP, cT, mT, or mP based on where they are coming from.
3. At points 1 and 2 on the diagram below, label the air as cold or warm, then draw the symbols on the front boundary to represent a cold front, warm front, or occluded front.
4. What is the forecast in Binghamton? (Is warm air coming, or cold air?) ________________________
5. What forms along the edge (boundary) of a front? ____________________________
6. For each type of front, draw the cross section (side view)
The arrows represent air movement. Why do you think good weather is associated with High pressure zones and poor weather is associated with Low pressure zones?
The picture above represents how air moves around high pressure areas and low pressure areas. Complete the statements below:
7. Air moves downward at ____________ pressure areas
8. Air moves upward at ____________ pressure areas
9. Air moves counterclockwise at ____________ pressure areas
10. Air moves clockwise at ____________ pressure areas
11. Explain why air moves away from high pressure areas and toward low pressure areas
12. Draw at least 10 arrows on the map to the left to represent air movement.
13. Draw an H at the highest pressure area and an L at the lowest pressure area. (the numbers on the lines represent isobars, or lines of constant pressure).