Information On WInds
Created by: Adri Shyqeriu
What causes winds
Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds. On a rotating planet, air will also be deflected by the Coriolis effect, except exactly on the equator.
What is wind
Wind is Air Parallel to the ground.
Definition of local winds
Local winds are small scale convective winds of local origin caused by temperature differences.
How Local Winds Are Created
Wind that blow over a small area.
Description Of How Sea Breezes Blow
The wind goes from the sea to the land then warms up and floats up because its less dense then it cools down again and drops into the sea again because of it got cold and a lot more dense.
Description Of How Land Breezes Blow
The wind goes from the land to the sea then warms up and floats up because it is hot and less dense them it cools down again and drops down onto the land again because the air is cold and a lot more dense then when it is hot.
Definition Of Global Winds
Winds that blow over a big area like the globe.
How Global Winds Are Created
Wind is the horizontal movement of air. All wind is caused by the uneven heating of Earth's surface, which sets convection currents in motion. Convection currents on a large scale cause global winds
The horse latitude is a place were some pirates boat stopped because the water is very calm then they decided to get rid of some weight so they threw horses of the boat.
Jet streams are relatively narrow bands of strong wind in the upper levels of the atmosphere. The winds blows from west to east in jet streams but the flow often shifts to the north and south. Jet streams follow the boundaries between hot and cold air.
A wind blowing steadily toward the equator from the northeast in the northern hemisphere or the southeast in the southern hemisphere, especially at sea. Two belts of trade winds encircle the earth, blowing from the tropical high-pressure belts to the low-pressure zone at the equator.
The polar easterlies are the dry, cold prevailing winds that blow from the high-pressure areas of the polar highs at the north and south poles towards low-pressure areas within the Westerlies at high latitudes.