Wind

By: Madison Rice

1. How is this resource formed and how is it used

Wind is caused by a difference in pressure from one area to another area on the surface of the Earth. Air naturally moves from high to low pressure , and when it does so, it is called wind. We could say that the cause of the wind is the uneven heating of the Sun. -Ask a Science Teacher: 250 Answers to Questions You've Always Had About How Everyday Stuff Really Works written by:Larry Scheckel http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/10/ask-science-teacher-what-creates-wind.html

Wind energy or wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical energy -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power

2. Advantages

Wind is free and is modern technology. Once the wind turbine is built the energy it produces does not cause Greenhouse gases. Even though wind turbines are tall they only take up a small area of land -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power

3. Disadvantages

Wind turbines don't always produce the same amount of electricity. Some times there is no electricity at all. Each wind turbines noise is the same as a family car going 70 miles per hour. When wind turbines are being manufactured some pollution produced.

-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power

4. Where is this resource found most abundantly

Wind energy is very abundant in many parts of the United States.-http://windeis.anl.gov/guide/basics/

5. Are there any harmful effects to the Earth from creating or using this resource?

There are reports of birds and bats mortality at wind turbines as there are around other artificial structures.-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_wind_power
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