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SCI-7 U4 Quiz 2

Vocabulary Words

Convection Current Movements of air caused by warmer, less dense air rising and being replaced by cooler, denser air and transferring heat vertically through the atmosphere.
Wind The horizontal movement of air from one place to another in Earth’s atmosphere caused by difference in pressure due to uneven heating of the atmosphere.
Local Winds Winds that blow from any direction and usually cover short distances.
Sea Breeze The flow of air from the sea to the land during the daytime caused by warm air above land rising and cool air moving inland.
Land Breeze The flow of air from the land to the sea during the nighttime caused by warm air above water rising and cool air moving out to sea to replace it.
Global Winds Winds that blow from a specific direction and almost always cover large distances.
Coriolis Effect The effect that causes global winds to not travel directly from South to North or from North to South because the Earth is rotating on its axis and the global wind currents curve.
Created by: susanmason