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Science Winds OM

Covers all of the wind info

Doldrums no wind due to rising hot air
Horse Latitudes no wind due to sinking cold air
Trade Winds from NE to SW from Horse Latitude
Prevailing Westerlies from SW to NE
Polar Easterlies from pole NE to SW
Coriolis Effect Winds cannot travel in a a straight line from the poles to the equator N=right S=left
Sea Breeze The temperature of the land is warmer then the sea. Warm air over land rises and cool air from sea takes place in the day.
Land Breeze When the water is warmer than the sand at night. The warm air above the water rises and the cool air from the sand takes its place.
What causes winds to occur? 1.Unequal heating of earth 2. Differances in air pressure
Global Winds When warm air rises and moves towards the poles at equator and cooler air sinks and moves towards the equator at the poles. Covers LARGE areas.
Local Winds blow from any direction. Covers SHORT areas
Wind Movement? High pressure to Low Pressure
Wind Chill Factor increased cooling wind (Removing heat from your body)
Jet Streams Wavy winds that move from east to west
Created by: livorose