Winds

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.