The Winds Of the World
An informational flyer about the different types of winds
Basics of the wind
What causes wind : wind is caused by unequal heating of earths surface and differences in atmospheric pressure.
local winds are created by unequal heating on earths surface and unequal air pressure.
Sea Breezes: sea breezes are local winds that blow from an ocean to the land. they usually happen during the day
Land Breezes: Land breezes are local winds that blow from the land over an ocean. They usually happen during the night.
land breezes and ocean breezes
Global winds are created when large areas of earths surface have unequal heating and unequal air pressure. When this happens, giant convection currents occur. Warm air rises at the equator, and cold air sinks at the poles, This causes differences in air pressure, and makes the winds blow, creating global winds.
Doldrums: doldrums are located near the equator, where earths surface is very hot, warm air rises steadily, creating an area of low pressure. cool air moves into the area but is warmed rapidly before it moves anywhere, so there is little horizontal motion, and the winds there are very weak.