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the air mass
a body of air that extends for hundreds or thousands of miles horizontally and maintains a consistent temperature and level of humidity
the currents
the large quantities of air or water that usually flow in the same direction
the doldrums
the part of the ocean nearest to the equator that experiences almost no wind
the jet stream
a long narrow air current of high speed winds located in the atmosphere above the clouds; used by some airplanes to speed up their journey
the trade winds
winds thta blow toward the equator from the northeast; used by navigators traveling from Europe to North America
the monsoon
strong seasonal winds, especially in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia; a season of very heavy rainfall
the oasis
a fertile or green area located in an otherwise dry climate; caused by underground springs