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Air Masses And Fronts, Cyclones And Anticyclones.[print questions]

What kind of weather would a cyclone bring?
a) stormy weather
b) fair weather
c) snow
d) dry, warm weather

How does a cold front form?
a) cold air moves under warm air
b) warm air is caught between two air masses
c) warm air meets cold air
d) warm air moves over cold air

Which of the following describes an air mass with the symbol mP?
a) cold and wet
b) warm and dry
c) warm and wet
d) cold and dry

A continental tropical air mass forms in
a) the Atlantic Ocean
b) the Gulf of Mexico
c) the desert of the Southwest
d) northern Canada

How do winds behave in an anticyclone?
a) they sprial toward the center
b) they travel in two different directions
c) they are very calm
d) the spiral out of the center

Cyclones occur in areas of
a) high pressure
b) stationary fronts
c) occluded fronts
d) low pressure

What kind of weather would a stationary front bring?
a) cloudy, wet weather for many days
b) large amounts of rain and snow
c) thunderstorms and heavy rain
d) drizzly rain followed by clear warm weather

Which of the following describes an air mass with the symbol cT?
a) cold and wet
b) warm and dry
c) warm and wet
d) cold and dry

How does a stationary front form?
a) cold air meets a warm air mass
b) wam air is caught between two air masses
c) cold air moves under warm air
d) warm air moves under cold air

What is a large body of air where temperature and moisture content are consistent throughout?
a) air mass
b) anticyclone
c) cyclone
d) front

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