Definition of Air mass

1. Noun. A large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally.

Generic synonyms: Atmosphere, Atmospheric State
Specialized synonyms: High, Depression, Low

Definition of Air mass

1. Noun. a widespread body of air, the properties of which can be identified as: ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Air Mass

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air level
air levels
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Literary usage of Air mass

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1. Bulletin by Mount Weather Observatory, Bluemont, Va, United States Weather Bureau (1913)
"This air mass therefore possesses a certain quantity of potential energy ... An air mass that neither ascends nor descends, but remains always under the ..."

2. Bulletin by Mount Weather Observatory, Bluemont, Va, United States Weather Bureau (1913)
"That 5 per cent of the solar radiation received at Mount Weather should be absorbed or reflected by the air mass between the Mount Weather and valley levels ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"While a storm is being generated and moving over ocean areas, isotopic equilibrium is approached between the moisture that is added to the air mass by ..."

4. The Sun by Charles Greeley Abbot (1911)
"Dependence of Solar Radiation on air mass.—The Transmission of the Atmosphere.—The "Solar Constant of Radiation. "—The Light of the Sky. ..."

5. Missionary Adventures in Texas and Mexico: A Personal Narrative of Six Years by Emmanuel Domenech (1858)
"AN OPEN air mass. — THE HEN AND THE CHICKENS. AN UNPARALLELED DESOLATION. THE RECEIVER-GENERAL OF BROWNSVILLE. IN my conversations with the rancheros, ..."

6. Selected Worldwide Marine Weather Broadcastsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... air mass nomenclature air mass stable air mass unstable air mass cold air arctic air antarctic air polar air warm air tropical air subtropical air ..."

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