Global and Local winds



What is wind?

Wind a horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure and an area of low pressure.

What causes wind?

Wind is cause by unequal heating in the earth.

Local winds:

What are Local winds?

Local winds are winds that blow over a small area.

How are local winds created?

Local winds are created by unequal heating near lakes or oceans.

How do sea breezes blow?

Sea breezes blow from an ocean or sea towards land.

How do land breezes blow?

Land breezes blow from land to a body of water.

Global winds:

What are global winds?

Global winds are winds that move across far distances in specific directions.

How are global winds created?

Global winds are caused by temperature differences between the equator and poles which causes big convection currents to form.

What are horse latitudes?

Horse latitudes is an area located on either 30 degrees south or north that have very weak winds.

Trade winds,Jet streams,And Prevailing easterlies:

Trade winds:

Trade winds are winds that lie between 0 degrees and 30 degrees latitude.These winds are very strong, sailors use these winds to sail their ships and import trades from other countries.

Jet streams:

Jet streams are a band of super strong wind in the troposphere.Air planes fly here to help go faster.

Prevailing easterlies:

These winds are a type of global wind that lie in 30 degrees and 60 degrees. These winds blow west.

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