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'c' in moisture content refers to what?DRY (formed over land)
'A' in a temperature content refers to what?VERY COLD (formed over the arctic)
Regions close to water have less temperature variation and a different climate.
'P' in a temperature content refers to what?COOL (formed between 55 & 66 degrees N))
High altitude current of fast-moving air is called what?Airplanes fly here.
This moves warm/cold air masses from one region to another
Air masses from the Carribean would be considered what (temperature and moisture notation)
'm' in moisture content refers to what?WET (formed over water)
'T' in a temperature content refers to what?HOT (formed near the tropics)
Largest Canadian forest area
Air masses from Central America would be considered what (temperature and moisture notation)
North of the Boreal forest
The boundary between the cold, dry polar air and warm tropical air is called what?
Includes the Rocky Mountains, BC and Yukon mainly.
Air from the Pacific Ocean would be considered what (temperature and moisture notation)
DescriptionAnswerHint
The distance (north south) from the equator.The closer to the equator, the warmer as you get more direct sun rays.
Most westerly climate region in Canada
Most northerly climate region in Canada
Most easterly climate region in Canada
Southern Ontario and Quebec
Air masses from Baffin Island would be considered what (temperature and moisture notation)
Physical features such as mountain ranges. Mountains would block air masses or rain, affecting climate
The height above sealevelThe higher up, the colder
Wind in Canada is called what?Not from the east,,,
What is created when the cold Labrador Current meets the warm Gulf Stream?Creates low visibility so they use lighthouses.
They move warm or cold water from one region to another.
Long term weather patterns over a large area.
The day to day characteristics of temperature, rain/precipitation in a specific area.
Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

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