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a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally

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Meteorologists said the weather was partly responsible for the lingering air masses, adding that the current bout of air pollution would likely continue until the end of the week.
The atmospheric circulation is such that brings us warm and humid air masses, which have increased humidity and temperatures," said Tymvios.
When those swirling air masses touch the ground and pick up loose material, they become visible as dust devils.
The fact of the matter is," he says, "if you look at those temperature records that [people] keep on citing, you will see that almost all of the warming takes place in the absolute coldest, most miserable air masses in Siberia and northwestern North America.
It is thought that the phenomenon takes place when two air masses meet.
Greenhouse physics predicts that the driest air masses should respond first and most strongly to changes induced by human activities.
All measurements were restricted to less than three air masses.
Unlike conventional speakers that create sound through the motion of loudspeaker cones, the Acoustimass bass system launches sound via two air masses.
Todd Crawford, "While the late January pattern will be characterized by more frequent visits from Arctic air masses, our objective model guidance suggests that the recent pattern flip to a northeastern Pacific ridge may be temporary, possibly driven by the recent strong pulse of the Madden-Julian Oscillation.
Weather report: General status: Hot air masses dominate over the Mediterranean Eastern basin until Saturday noon after which weather will be affected by relatively cold air masses leading to an unstable weather.
Air masses containing radioactive molecules emitted from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan will reach Bulgaria in the late afternoon on Saturday.
In clear language, de Villiers describes how wind forms, what forces affect the movement of air masses, and how air coalesces into vortexes, including tornadoes and hurricanes.
Weather maps are snapshots of the marching air masses.
Two air masses - one inland, the other offshore - converged.
Scientists explain stagnation of air masses can increase pollution, which may be damaging to the lungs.