By: Emmanuel Thomas
What is wind, and how is it made?
What are Local Winds?
Local Winds- Land breezes
Local winds are winds that blow over a short distance. The unequal heating of Earth's surface is what causes these local winds. Land and Sea breezes are two different types of Local winds. A land breeze blows from the land to the sea at night. The warm air moves toward the land while the cold air takes its place
what are global winds?
Global winds are winds that travel over a large area. Global winds are created and caused by the unequal heating of Earth's surface over a large area. From each pole, there are large convection currents that turn back to the poles at the equator. Global winds in the Northern hemisphere turn to the right while winds in the Southern hemisphere turn to the left.
One type of Global wind is the Horse latitudes. These winds are located 30° latitude north and south. They got their name because ships in that region of the ocean were forced to throw horses offboard due to the lack of supplies. These winds blow towards the equator like the trade winds.