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Why does warm air rise and cold air sink?

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Answered 2016-02-15 02:10:16

because warm air has less pressure then what cold air has

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Why do warm air masses rise and cold air masses sink?

Cold air is denser than warm air.

Why doesn't a warm air mass under a cold air mass at a warm front?

Warm air is lighter than cold air, that means that warm air will rise and the cold air will sink.

Do cold dry air masses sink or rise?

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Convection currents form when warm air rises and cold air sinks What causes the warm air to rise and the cold air to sink?

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How does uneven heating of earth's surface cause convection currents?

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Does cool air rise or sink?

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Why does got air rise and cold air sink?

Hot air is lighter while cold air is heavier. This results in warm or hot air rising and cool or cold air falls.

When warm air rises cold air will what?

The cold air will sink.

What makes the movement of air?

Differing air temperature causing cold air to sink, and warm air to rise is the main cause of air movement.

What kind of currents are caused by warm air rising and cold air sinking?

Convection is the process that causes warm air to rise and cold air to sink. As such, the winds caused by this process are called convection currents.

Does warm air rise or sink?

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Why does warm air rise and cool air sink?

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What will happen to warm air that is surrounded by cold air?

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When warm air meets cool air does the warm air sink?

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Warm air is less dense, which means it is lighter. Cold air will displace warm air causing warm air to rise.

Does the air in a low pressure region tend to sink or rise?

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How does the sun cause wind to blow?

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When happens when cooler air and heated air interact?

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What type of front forms from cold air move underneath warm air forcing the warm air to rise?

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What occurs when warm and cold air come in contact?

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When is air likely to rise?

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