All About Winds

By Matthew Doner

Definition of wind is

Wind is the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure

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What causes Wind

The Greater the differences in air pressure the faster the wind moves

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Info You need to know about local winds

  • Generally move Short distances and can blow in any direction
  • Caused by Geographic features that produce temperature differences
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Sea Breeze

  • High pressure is created over the ocean during the day and low pressure over land due to uneven heating
  • Air moves from the ocean to the land creating a sea breeze

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Information on Global Winds

  • The combination of pressure belts and the Coriolis Effect cause Global winds

  • These are Polar Easterlies , Prevailing Westerlies ,and Trade Winds

  • The Definition of Global Winds are It blows over long distances Also unequal heating is part of it

  • The doldrums are on the equator No winds and very dry

  • Trade winds are where you need to go and sail and if theirs none then you cant sail you will be stuck

  • Jet stream is where planes fly to go faster

  • Polar Easterlies, are •Wind belts that extend from the Poles to 600 latitude and they are formed like this Formed from cold sinking air moving from the poles creating cold temperatures

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