Winds

Local and Global

General Information on Wind

Wind is the movement of air from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure. Wind is air that is moving parallel to the ground. Air that is moving up or down is called a current as a convection current. Winds are caused as the sun is heating up the atmosphere. Some places receive direct rays and others receive indirect rays. Where the direct rays are, the climate (air) is warmer, however where the indirect rays are, the climate (air) is cooler. The warm air rises as the cool air sinks. This movement causes wind to blow.