Make a comparative description of the main types of air masses

Air mass name Formation area Basic properties
1. Arctic (Antarctic) Arctic and Antarctica (polar latitudes) 1) Low temperature.

2) Low moisture content.

3) Greater transparency.

2) Moderate In temperate latitudes 1) Continental – in the winter they are very chilled, in the summer they are dry and very hot.

2) Sea – wet.

3) Tropical In the tropics and subtropics  
4) Equatorial In equatorial latitudes 1) High temperature.

2) High humidity.

3) Low atmospheric pressure.

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