Continental arctic air mass

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Term: Continental arctic air mass
Definition: Air mass that forms over extensive landmass areas of the high latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere, these system form only in winter over Greenland, northern Canada, northern Siberia, and the Arctic Basin. Continental Arctic air masses are very cold and extremely dry. These air masses are also very stable.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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