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Air mass is a large volume of atmosphere that has uniform temperature and moisture. This air mass is of various types as explained in the video and there are various classifications for the same.

Global Air Mass

Global Air Mass Image

Global Air Mass Image

Global Air Mass Image

Classification Based on Source of Origin

Air mass is named by the combination of its humidity and temperature designation.

  • Two terms for the humidity

  • Four terms for the temperature

  • Eight possible names.

Classification Based on Source of Origin Image

Classification Based on Source of Origin Image

Classification Based on Source of Origin Image

Classification Based on Modification

Classification Based on Modification Image

Basis of Classification of Air Mass

Classification Based on Modification Image

Application of Air Masses

Weather results from the dominance of an air mass.

  • Moist air mass experiences daytime surface heating, convection, and late afternoon thunderstorms.

  • Night time cooling results in heat loss and fog.

The weather will generally be described by the characteristics of the dominating air mass.

Criticism of Air Masses

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