The Winds Of The World

By John Harrison

local winds

•Generally move short distances and can blow in any direction

•Caused by geographic features that produce temperature differences

Global winds

A global wind is a wind that blows over long distances.

•The combination of pressure belts and the Coriolis Effect cause global winds

•These are _polar_easterlies, prevailing, westerlies and trade winds

sea breeze

  • High pressure is created over the ocean during the day and low pressure over land due to uneven heating

  • Air moves from the ocean to the land creating a sea breeze

land breeze

a coastal breeze blowing at night from land to sea, caused by the difference in the rate of cooling of their respective surfaces.