Local Winds, And Global Winds!!

Are You Ready to Be Blown Away? By: Bridget MacKenzie

What Causes Wind, And a Definition of Wind

Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth's surface. It is a type of air that blows fast, slow, or even around large or small areas. Some examples of wind are horse latitudes, doldrums, or even jet streams. But our main topic is local and global winds.

Local Winds

Local winds are winds that blow over short distances. They are created the same way all winds are created: Uneven heating of the Earth's surface. Two examples of local winds are sea breezes and land breezes. a sea breeze would blow to the right while a land breeze would blow to the left.

Sea Breeze and Land Breeze Description

Here We Are At Global Winds! We Seem To Be Blowing In a Good Direction!

Global Winds

Global winds are winds that are blown in long distances. They would blow steadily from specific directions. There is a large convection current called the jet stream that flow through the equator. Somewhere near the equator is what you call the trade winds. also near is the prevailing westerlies and the polar easterlies. The doldrums are an area of wind where there is no wind and it is calm. It's also near the equator as well. Trade winds are just above and below the equator, a jet stream is a wind that is the fastest, and the prevailing westerlies are the winds in the middle of 35 degrees and 65 degrees latitude.

We Seemed to Have Reached The Doldrums Where The Winds Stop Blowing. We Stop Right Here!

The picture above is doldrums, by the way. And the picture to the side is a jet stream.