By: Madelyn Ellis
Different Kinds of Winds
Global Winds: are winds that blow long distances and blow in a large area. They are created by uneven heating of Earth's surface, which sets off convection currents which occur between the equator and poles. Doldrums: are on the equator, and they happen Brazil, Kenya, Colombia and other countries. There are no winds there because the warm rising air creates a area of low pressure. Trade Winds: are winds that blow above and below the equator. They blow 11-13 miles per hour and can be found in Mexico, and other countries. Prevailing Westerlies: are winds that are between 35 and 65 degrees latitude. They blow west to east and are found in Europe. Polar Easterlies: are winds that are dry and cold, they blow from the high pressure areas to the low pressure areas of the the Polar and Westerlies. Local Winds: are winds that blow short distances and blow in a small area which is opposite from the Global Winds. They are created because of the uneven heating of Earth's surface. Sea Breeze: is a breeze blowing toward the land from the sea, during the day, owing to the relative warmth of the land. Land Breeze: is a breeze blowing toward the sea from the land, at night owing to the relative warmth of the sea. Wind: is a natural movement of air, also in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction. The difference in the atmospheric pressure causes winds.
This picture is showing you the Global Winds and where they are on Earth.
This picture is showing you a diagram of what the local winds are and giving you some definitions.
This picture is showing you where the doldrums are on Earth.
This picture is showing where trade winds are on Earth.
This picture is telling you the prevailing westerlies blow from west to east.
This picture is telling you that prevailing easterlies go from east to west at the poles.
This picture is showing you a diagram of the land breeze and what happens. It also shows you that is happens at night.
This picture is also showing you a diagram of sea breeze and what happens. It also shows you that is happens in the day.