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Winds Ch 14-3

6th Grade Science

the horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure wind
All winds are caused by differences in _________. air pressure
Most differences in air pressure are caused by _______. unequal heating of the earth's atmosphere
measures wind speed an anemometer
the increased cooling that a wind can cause the wind-chill factor
winds that blow over short distances local winds
Local winds are caused by ____________. unequal heating of the earth's surface within a small area
wind that blows from an ocean or lake onto land sea breeze/lake breeze
the flow of air from land to a body of water land breeze
sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons monsoons
winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances global winds
Global winds are caused by ____. unequal heating of the earth's surface
Temperature differences between the equator and the poles produce giant _____________ currents. convection
The movement of air between the equator and the poles produces _____________ winds. global
the way Earth's rotation makes winds curve the Coriolis effect
The major global wind belts from the poles to the equator are: polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, horse latitudes, trade winds, doldrums
bands of high-speed winds about 10 kilometers above Earth's surface jet streams
Created by: Triana Silliman on 2008-03-01

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