air mass

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of air mass

: a body of air extending hundreds or thousands of miles horizontally and sometimes as high as the stratosphere and maintaining as it travels nearly uniform conditions of temperature and humidity at any given level

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