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Department
Geography
Course
GEO 110
Professor
David Atkinson
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 8 Airmass • Classified according to moisture and temperature • Moisture – maritime (wet) or continental • Temperature – arctic, polar, tropical, equatorial, antartic ATMOSPHERIC LIFTING • Lifting airmasses cool by expansion to reach reach dew point temperature • Convergent lifting – air flows from different directions to the same low pressure area displacing the air upward(converge) • Convectional lifting – when air mass passes over warm surfaces, heat from that surface causes lifting and convection in the airmass if unstable conditions it might continue to lift and form clouds passes from maritime region to continental region • Orographic lifting prevailing winds force air to lift upslope as its pushed against a mountain (windward
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