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Arctic air

Arctic air A very cold air mass, generally formed north of the Arctic Circle. As air from this source moves southwards, it cools the regions in which it arrives; but being itself heated in the process it becomes convectively unstable. Polar lows sometimes form and the accompanying wintry precipitation is often heavy.

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arctic air

arctic air Very cold air mass, generally formed north of the Arctic Circle. As air from this source moves southwards, it cools the regions in which it arrives; but being itself heated in the process it becomes convectively unstable. Polar lows sometimes form and the accompanying wintry precipitation is often heavy.

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"arctic air." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved October 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/arctic-air