Global and Local Winds
By: Stephen Moscoso
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.
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.