Wind

By: Sebastian Pliszka

Definition of Wind

1. Wind is forces created by unequal heating from the sun.


2. It is a force of air pressure chasing each other.


3. It could be a little breeze or a strong force.

What Causes Winds?

What Causes wind? Well wind is made from unequal heating from the sun. Their are two different winds Local winds (Short Distance) and global winds (Long Distance).

Here is the other half.

Global Winds

Global Winds

They travel long distances. It happens by the rotation of the Earth.

The Convection Currents

The warm air rises during the day because of the air pressure and the cold air goes underneath the warm air (cold air goes down) because of the air pressure and it causes it to have wind.

Horse Latitude

During the 1820's the sailors had a problem, their boats wouldn't move because there was no winds. So they needed to make the boats lighter so they dumped the horses into the ocean.
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Trade Winds

They are found in the lower section of the atmosphere. It is mostly found in the on the latitudes.

Jet Stream

Jet streams are fast flowing, narrow air currents found in the upper atmosphere or in troposphere of some planets, including Earth. The main jet streams are located near the altitude of the troposphere.
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Prevailing Easterlies

The polar easterlies (also Polar Hadley cells) 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.
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