Weird Wacky Winds
Here is my Flyer for Winds and Breezes By: Zachery H.
WHAT IS WIND AND WHAT CAUSES IT
Wind is the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure
The Greater the difference, the Faster the wind moves
Differences in air pressure are caused by the unevening heating of Earth
•Uneven heating produces pressure belts which occur every 30° latitude
Generally move short distance and can blow in any direction
Caused by geographic features that produce temperature differences
Local winds are created by uneven heating of the earth
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.
A wind that blows from the land toward a body of water.
The land then cools down more quickly than water.
Global winds are created by uneven heating of the earth. If Earth did not rotate, winds would move from the equator to their respective poles. Because Earth rotates, winds appear to be moving east in the Coriolis effect.
Located along the equator where no wind blow because the warm rising air creates and area of low pressure
Winds that blows from 30 degrees almost to the equator
They are called the trade winds because of their use by early sailors
Wind belts that extend from the poles to 60 degrees latitude
Formed from cold sinking air moving from the poles creating cold temperatures
Wind belts found between between 30 and 60 degrees latitude
Flow towards the poles from west to east carrying moist air over the United States
Prevailing Westerlies Image
Here is a image that talks about the Prevailing Westerlies.
Here is a photo that shows where the polar easterlies are located.
Here is a photo that shows where the trade winds are located.