TYPES OF WINDS
What is Wind?
Unequal heating of earth's surfaces causes the wind. The name of wind you where the wind comes from. A west wind blows from west.
Wind speed is measured with an anemometer.
There are two main groups of winds. They are global winds and local winds.
Sea breeze- is a local wind that blows from a sea/ocean toward land. A sea breeze usually happens during the day.
Land breeze- is a local wind that blows from land over a lake/sea. A land breeze usually happens at night.
Doldrums- Are winds at equator 0 latitude. and are very weak.
Trade winds- Lie between 0-30 degree latitude and are very strong winds. Sailors use these winds to help them move their cargo to other countries. trade winds are located in Northern Hemisphere.