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COLD FRONT
When a cold air mass moves quickly towards a warm air mass and pushes down beneath the warm air mass forcing it up.
Warm Front
A slow moving air mass that rises up and over a cold air mass.
Occluded Front
A warm air mass that is pushed up when two cold air masses meet beneath it.
Stationary Front
A cold air meets a warm air mass but neither move and there is little change in weather.
Air Mass
A large formation of air with similar temperature, humidity and pressure.
Tropical Maritime
An air mass that starts over the warm tropical ocean with moisture.
Tropical Continental
A warm air mass that starts over land.
Polar Continental
A cold air mass that starts over land.
Polar Maritime
A cold, moist air mass that forms over the ocean.