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Cold, dry air affecting the northern United States in winter often comes from_____________ air masses
a) maritime polar
b) maritime tropical
c) continental tropical
d) continental polar

What kind of weather would a continental tropical air mass that formed over northern Mexico bring to southwestern United States?
a) monsoon rains
b) warm and moist
c) cold and moist
d) hot and dry

In the continental United States, air masses are commonly moved by jet streams and the
a) stationary fronts.
b) prevailing westerlies
c) storm surges
d) anticyclones

The prevailing westerlies, the major wind belts over the continental United States, generally push air masses from
a) north to south
b) south to north
c) west to east
d) east to west

When a rapidly moving cold air mass overtakes a slow-moving warm air mass, the result is a(n)
a) cold front
b) occluded front
c) warm front
d) stationary front

When a warm air mass and a cold air mass meet and neither can move the other, the result is a(n)
a) occluded front
b) stationary front
c) warm front
d) cold front

When a warm air mass overtakes a cold air mass, it forms a(n)
a) occluded front
b) warm front
c) cold front
d) stationary front

A major difference between cyclones and anticyclones is
a) their size
b) where they occur
c) the direction of their winds
d) how often they occur

WEather associated with an anticyclone is generally
a) cloudy but dry
b) unpredictable
c) wet and cloudy
d) dry and clear

From the center of a HIGH or _____________, winds spiral outward toward areas of lower pressure.
a) cyclone
b) anticyclone
c) warm front
d) occluded front

A(n) ________ front is a fast-moving front that often brings thunderstorms followed by clear skies.
a) cold front
b) warm front
c) stationary front
d) occluded front

Where a warm air mass is caught between 2 cooler air masses,a(n) _______ front occurs.
a) cold
b) warm
c) stationary
d) occluded

A(n) _____ front may bring many days of rain because neither air mass can move the other.
a) warm
b) cold
c) stationary
d) occluded

Cold, dry ______________ air masses blow into the United States from central Canada.
a) Continental Polar
b) Continental Tropical
c) Maritime Polar
d) Maritime Tropical

A(n) _________ air mass can bring thunderstorms to the United States in summer.
a) Continental Polar
b) Continental Tropical
c) Maritime Polar
d) Maritime Tropical

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