continental air mass

continental air mass

      vast body of air that forms over the interior of a continent, excluding mountainous areas. See air mass.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • air mass — noun a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally • Hypernyms: ↑atmosphere, ↑atmospheric state • Hyponyms: ↑high, ↑low, ↑depression * * * noun : a body of air extending hundreds or thousands of miles horizontally and someti …   Useful english dictionary

  • air mass — n. Meteorol. a huge, uniform body of air having the properties of its place of origin: see POLAR CONTINENTAL, POLAR MARITIME, TROPICAL CONTINENTAL, TROPICAL MARITIME …   English World dictionary

  • Air mass — For other uses, see Air mass (astronomy) and Air mass (solar energy). Different air masses which affect North America, as well as othe …   Wikipedia

  • air mass — a body of air covering a relatively wide area, exhibiting approximately uniform properties through any horizontal section. [1890 95] * * * In meteorology, a large body of air having nearly uniform conditions of temperature and humidity at any… …   Universalium

  • air mass classification — noun a) Meteorology. a system used to identify and to characterize the different air masses according to a basic scheme. A number of systems have been proposed, but the Bergeron classification has been the most widely accepted. In this system,… …   Wiktionary

  • air mass — /ˈɛə mæs / (say air mas) noun a large body of air, up to thousands of kilometres in extent, of uniform temperature and humidity, and impacting on an adjacent air mass at a well defined front; classified according to temperature as Arctic,… …  

  • polar air mass — That air mass that originates in high latitudes. Polar air masses are of two types polar maritime and polar continental. The polar continental has its source in continental Eastern Europe, Siberia, and Canada, and it brings very cold weather to… …   Aviation dictionary

  • air mass —   large body of air with shared temperature and humidity characteristics associated with its area of origin e.g. maritime or continental; tropical or polar …   Geography glossary

  • continental — [känt΄ n ent′ l] adj. 1. of a continent 2. [sometimes C ] of or characteristic of the continent of Europe, excluding the British Isles ☆ 3. [C ] of the American colonies at the time of the American Revolution, or of the states just after this 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • mass — 01. Doctors discovered a large [mass] in Catriona s right breast during a routine examination, and have scheduled her for immediate surgery. 02. There was a [mass] protest against the government s decision to cut funding for high school music… …   Grammatical examples in English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”