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  1. air massnoun

    a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally

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  1. air massnoun

    a widespread body of air, the properties of which can be identified as:

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  1. Air mass

    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. They are classified according to latitude and their continental or maritime source regions. Colder air masses are termed polar or arctic, while warmer air masses are deemed tropical. Continental and superior air masses are dry while maritime and monsoon air masses are moist. Weather fronts separate air masses with different density characteristics. Once an air mass moves away from its source region, underlying vegetation and water bodies can quickly modify its character. Classification schemes tackle an air mass' characteristics, and well as modification.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of air mass in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of air mass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of air mass in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Terry:

    Ever since that first blizzard in Boston at the end of January, it's been one artic air mass after another.

  2. Patrick Marsh:

    This cold, dry air mass limits two of the main ingredients for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, namely warm and moist air.

  3. Lance Franck:

    The arctic air mass we've been dealing with means this storm will overachieve.

  4. Don Gurnett:

    Think of a cold front that forms when a very cold air mass comes down to the U.S. from Canada, here we find a very hot plasma mass coming outward from the sun that encounters the cold plasma in the interstellar medium. It does not surprise me that a sharp boundary forms.

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