Living in a Windy World
By: Meghana Gadde
Definition: local winds are winds that blow short distances and a small areas.
Global winds are winds blow steadily from specific direction over a long distance. Like local winds,global winds are created by unequal heating of Earths surface. But unlike local winds,Global winds occur over a large area.
Near the equator, the sun heats the surface strong. warm air rises steadily,creating an area of low pressure. Cool air mores into the area,bur it warm repidly and rises before it moves very far.There is very little horizontal motion,so the winds near the equator are very weak or no wind at all.