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

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Tags:Canada, climate, geo, geology, latitude, weather