Explain the relationships between the following. 1. Air mass,front 2.Dew point, saturated?

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3. Relative humiditym dew point

4. Hurricane, tornado

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  • 1 decade ago
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    An Air Mass is a large volume of Air having fairly uniform characteristics of temp., atmospheric pressure, and water vapor content.

    A Front is a boundary or transition zone between two air masses of different density, and thus (usually) of different temperature. A moving front is named according to the advancing air mass, e.g., cold front if colder air is advancing.

    Dewpoint is a measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation. A higher dew point indicates more moisture present in the air. It is sometimes referred to as Dew Point Temperature.

    Saturated or Saturation is the cooling of the temp.

    Relative humidity is the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor in a gaseous mixture of air and water to the saturated vapor pressure of water at a given temperature.

    Dewpoint is a measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation. A higher dew point indicates more moisture present in the air. It is sometimes referred to as Dew Point Temperature.

    A Hurricane is a storm system fueled by the heat released when moist air rises and the water vapor in it condense. It has sustained winds of at least 33 m/s (64 kt, 74 mph, or 118 km/h). A hurricane of this intensity tends to develop an eye, an area of relative calm at the center of circulation. Surrounding the eye is the eye wall, an area about 10-50 mi wide in which the strongest thunderstorms and winds circulate around the storm’s center.

    Tornado is a violently rotating column of air in contact with the ground and extending from the base of a thunderstorm.

    These are self explanatory.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not enough time to read your textbook, huh? Heehee...

    1) A front is the edge of the air mass

    2) Air is saturated (with moisture) when the temperature equals the dewpoint

    3) The less the difference between the temperature and the dewpoint, the higher the relative humidity

    4) Hurricanes and tornadoes are both cyclones

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