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Earth Science Ch 12

TermDefinition
weather short term changes in the atmospheric properties
climate long tem variation in weather in a specific area
air mass large volume of air that has the characteristics of the area over which it forms
Coriolis effect the effect on a rotating body that cause the trade winds, easterlies, and westerlies
polar easterlies global wind system between near the poles that is characterized by cold winds
prevailing westerlies global wind system that lies in the mid latitudes where air moves towards the poles
trade winds two global wind systems near the equator where warm air flows in a convection current
jet stream narrow wind band that occurs above large temperature contrasts
front boundary between two air masses of different densities
Created by: pleggent