Earth & Space Science
You get to learn the difference between weather and climate and try your skill at weather and hurricane prediction. You will also learn about the gases that make up the Earths atmosphere.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What are air masses?
~ Air masses, which are responsible for the day-to-day changes in regional weather, are large bodies of air particles with similar temperatures and humidity levels that take on the characteristics of regions they move through.
What happens when a cold air mass meets a warm air mass?
~ Because warm air masses have a much lower density than cold air masses, a warm air mass rises above a cold one and a cold front is produced.
What kind of weather results from a warm front?
~ Warm fronts usually bring warmer temperatures and light rain.
How are occluded and stationary fronts formed?
~ An occluded front is formed when two cold air masses meet, move forward through each other, and raise a warm air mass between them. A stationary front is formed when a warm and cold front meet each other, but neither displaces the other, and there is no movement.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define air mass, atmosphere, and cold front.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||air mass, atmosphere, cold front|