Wonders of the Winds
By: Chelsea Alvizo
Definition of wind
What Causes Winds
Local winds are winds that blow over short distances they are also caused by unequal heating of Earth's surface
Occur at about 30° north and south of the equator where the winds are very weak.Most deserts on the Earth are located here because of the dry air. Horse latitudes got their name for the story about the pirates.
Wind belts found between 30° and 60° latitude. Prevailing westerlies flow towards the poles from west to east carrying moist air over the United States.