Global and Local Winds

By: Stephen Moscoso

Global Winds

Global winds are caused by unequal heating of the Earth's surface on a big scale. They blow in the same direction everyday year around. They are high up in the troposphere. For example the prevailing easterlies and the westerlies.
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Local Winds

Local winds are the unequal heating of the Earth's surface on a smaller scale. There are two types of local winds. Sea breeze and land breeze. A land breeze happens at night because land cools faster than water during night. A sea breeze happens during the day because land warms faster than water during day.
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