Winds

Created By: Elijah McKinniss

General Info on Winds

  • Wind is the movement of air from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.



  • Winds are caused by the unequal heating of the Earth and the Coriolis effect.

Local Winds

  • Local winds are a type of wind that blow over a small area.
  • They are created by the unequal heating of Earth's surface over a small area.
  • Sea breezes blow from the sea to the land.
  • Land breezes blow from the land to the sea.

Global Winds

  • Global winds are a type of wind that blows over a very large area, the Earth!
  • The many types are all created by two things. The Coriolis effect, which is caused by the rotation of the Earth as well as a large convection current between the poles and the Equator, and the unequal heating of the Earth's surface over a large area.
  • The Doldrums are calm areas around the Equator created by the large convection currents from the poles to the Equator.