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Earth Science

Weather

TermDefinition
latitude distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees up to 90 degrees
longitude distance measured in degrees east or west from an imaginary line (called the prime meridian) that goes from the North Pole to the South Pole and that passes through Greenwich, England
temperature heat of the air
humidity the amount of water in the air
air pressure thickness of the air
continental polar air mass cold temperatures and little moisture
continental arctic air mass extremely cold and dry air mass
continental tropical air mass warm and dry air mass
maritime tropical air mass warm and moist air mass
maritime polar air mass cool and moist air mass
cold front the boundary of an advancing mass of cold air
warm front the boundary of an advancing mass of warm air
stationary front a pair of air masses, neither of which is strong enough to replace the other
occluded a cold front pushes a warm front away from the ground
Created by: Mrs.Ingerick
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