Meteorology 106
Air Masses Study Guide

After the "Air Masses" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is an air mass?

What is an air mass source region?

How are air masses classified?

Describe the source region, temperature, humidity regime, stability and associated weather for each of the principle air masses affecting North America.

What is lake effect snow and how does it form?

What is a Siberian Express?