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A body of air with relatively uniform temperature and pressure, forming above a given region of the Earth's surface. Its characteristics derive from this surface region and are distinct from surrounding air masses. "Tropic maritime" and "polar continental" are examples[1].


  1. ^ France, Peter, Guerrero, Angeles Gavira; et al. (2006). Ocean. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756636920. 
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