air mass

(redirected from Continental Air Mass)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Continental Air Mass: Polar Air Mass

air mass

n.
A large body of air with only small horizontal variations of temperature, pressure, and moisture.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

air mass

n
(Physical Geography) a large body of air having characteristics of temperature, moisture, and pressure that are approximately uniform horizontally
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

air′ mass`


n.
a body of air covering a wide area, exhibiting approximately uniform properties through any horizontal section.
[1890–95]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

air mass

A fairly uniform mass of air covering a large area and containing air of, for example, polar or tropical origin.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air mass - a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
atmospheric state, atmosphere - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
high - an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
low, depression - an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Explaining why this weekend has been so hot, Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: "High pressure centred over the Baltic is bringing a tropical continental air mass to the UK and this will continue to drag hot air northwards over the next couple of days."
From Monday to Tuesday, the weather throughout Taiwan will become drier due to the effects of a cold continental air mass, with showers likely in eastern Taiwan and mountainous areas in the north, the CWB said.
"The cause of this mild weather is down to a tropical continental air mass moving across the British Isles from southeast of Europe."
"The UK is likely to be near the boundary between this tropical continental air mass and a tropical maritime air mass over the Atlantic, but we do expect to see temperatures rise across the whole of the UK for the start of July.
PARTS of Britain will enjoy temperatures as hot as Portugal today as a "tropical continental air mass" moves into the country.

Full browser ?