Continental polar air mass

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Term: Continental polar air mass
Definition: Air mass that forms over extensive landmass areas of middle to high latitudes. In North America, these system form over northern Canada. Continental Polar air masses are cold and very dry in the winter and cool and dry in the summer. These air masses are also atmospherically stable in both seasons.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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