- An air mass with characteristics developed over low latitudes. The two typical tropical air masses are maritime and continental. Maritime tropical air is produced over the tropical and subtropical seas and is very warm and humid. Continental tropical air is produced over subtropical arid regions and is very hot and very dry.
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