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A wind shift from south or southwest to northwest is commonly associated with the passage of a
A cT air mass is ______.
warm and dry
Air masses are characterized by
moisture and temperature
What causes the Coriolis Effect?
rotation of the Earth
Fair, dry weather conditions can usually be expected with the approach of a ______.
THe boundary that seperates different air masses is called a ______.
Widely spaced isobars indicate
THe Coriolis Effect deflects objects in the Northern Hemisphere
to the right of their path
The density of air withing a cyclone is
less than an anticyclone
Lines on a weather map connecting places of equal air pressure are called_____.
Besides the "nature of the surface", whata is another criteria used to classify air masses?
What instrument is used to mwasure wind speed?
If Earth were not rotating, ______.
air would move directly from high to low pressure
An mP air mass is
humid and cold
If "stormy weather is approaching, the pressure tendency would probably be ______.
For a mid-latitude cyclone, when does the largest weather contrast occur?
In the Northern Hemisphere, the winds associated woth a high-pressure system blow _____.
Clockwise outward from the center
Surfaces air flow in a Northern Hempisphere middle-latitude cyclone is __________.
Convergent and counterclockwise
Mid-latitude cyclone forn along ______ fronts.