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

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