By: Morgan Hellman


Wind is the sideways movement of air. It always moves from an area of high pressure to low pressure. Wind is caused by the unequal heating of earth's surface or uneven air pressure.

Local Winds

Local winds are winds that blow in small areas. They are caused by unequal heating of of earth's surface and it usually happens near lakes or ocean coasts.

Global Winds

Global winds are winds that blow steadily over long distances. Theses winds are caused when the sun heats earth unequally. The sun will sometimes shine directly over the equator but it will only shine a little bit in the Northern Hemisphere therefor, causing uneven air pressure and global winds. Also, sometimes the earth's rotation will make the wind curve causing the Coriolis effect.

Horse Latitudes

Horse latitudes are between 30 and 80 degrees North or South latitude. It is in an area of high pressure. It is a calm area of wind and it is a global wind.
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