Breezing Through The Wind
By: Jonathan Strong
General Information on Wind
The Greater the difference, the Faster the wind moves.
Information On Local Winds
Generally move short distances and can blow in any directionCaused by geographic features that produce temperature differences
LAND BREEZESLow pressure is created over the land during the night and high pressure over land due to uneven heating.
High pressure is created over the ocean during the day and low pressure over land due to uneven heating.
Information On Global Winds
The combination of pressure belts and the Coriolis Effect cause Global Winds.
These are polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, and trade winds.
Temperature differences between the equator and the poles produce giant convention currents in the atmosphere.
Wind belts that extend from the poles to 60° latitude.
Formed from cold sinking air moving from the poles creating cold temperatures.
Wind belts found between 30° and 60° latitude.
Flow towards the poles from west to east carrying moist air over the United States.
Winds that blow from 30° almost to the equator.
Called the trade winds because of their use by early sailors.
Occur at about 30° north and south of the equator where the winds are very weak.
Most deserts on the Earth are located here because of the dry air.