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Vocabulary Term Details

Air masses

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_masses)

In meteorology, an air mass is a volume of air defined by its temperature and water vapor content. Air masses cover many hundreds or thousands of square miles, and adopt the characteristics of the surface below them. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Atmospheric formations
Cold front
Temperature inversion
Warm front
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This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
21-Jun-2013

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