Winds

By: Allison Goegel

General Information

Definition

Air that runs parallel to the ground.

What Causes Wind?

Wind is caused by unequal heating of earth's surface. Another way wind is caused is difference in air pressure.

Local Winds

Local winds blow low in the atmosphere. Often, this kind of wind changes speed and direction. This kind of wind also blows low in the atmosphere; you can always feel them. There are two main types of local winds, such as land and sea breezes...

Land Breeze

A land breeze is a type of local wind that blows from land to an ocean or lake. This breeze often occurs at night time when the temperature on land cools down and the temperature at sea warms up.

Sea Breeze

A sea breeze is a type of local wind that runs from the sea to land. this type of breeze occurs normally during the day when the lands warms up and the sea cools down.

Global Winds

Global winds are caused by unequal heating of earth's surface. This type of wind runs worldwide, unlike local winds. There many types of global winds, but the ones I will be sharing with you are prevailing westerlies, polar easterlies, jet streams, and doldrums.

Doldrums

A doldrums is an area of calm weather. It normally lays about 0 degrees laditude. Since the trade winds from north and south collide, it makes the doldrums.
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