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weather vocab week 5

current a flow of air or weather in a certain direction
jet stream an air current in the upper atmosphere that flows from the West to the East
gulf stream a warm ocean current in the Atlantic Ocean;it flows Northeast along the eastern coast
El Nino an unusual warming of the surface water in the Eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator
La Nina an unusual cooling of the same water
trade wind a wind that blows toward the equator ;it blows from East to West
sea breeze the cool air from the water moves toward the land to replace rising warm air
land breez the air above the ocean rises and pulls the cool air from the land
valley breeze the warm air rises and moves up the mountain
mountain breeze the cool air sinks down the mountain causing the wind to move in the opposite direction
Created by: alancaster2287