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What Causes Winds?



MonsoonsGlobal Winds

Measuring Wind

Coriolis Effect

1)All winds are cause dby differences in air pressureWind: Horizontal movement of air from an area of high presure to an area of lower pressure

Local Winds: Winds that blow over short distances* Caused by unequal heating of Earth's surface within a small areaSea Breeze: Flow of air from an ocean or lake to landLand Breeze: Flow of air from land to body of water

Anemometer: Wind speed measurmentWind-chill Factor: Increased cooling of a wind

Local Winds

Monsoons: Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasonsGlobal Winds: Blows speadily from specific direction ove rlong distances* The movement of air between the equator and the poles produces global winds

Global Wind Belts* The major gloabl wind belts are the trade winds prevailing westerlies, and polor easterlies

Latitude: Distance from the equator, measured degreesJet Streams: Bands of high-speed winds

The way Earth's rotation makes wind curve


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