Wind patterns


Wind is the movement of the air, usually in the form of a current of air blowing in a certain direction.

Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure.

Jet streams are fast flowing, narrow air currents found in the atmospheres of places including Earth.

Global winds are winds that blow from the poles, in which they act as a heat transfer system.  Global winds happen when the sun heats the wind and it goes up toward the poles. Then it cools at the poles and goes back down.

Prevailing Westerlies, are prevailing winds from the west toward the east in the middle latitudes between 30 and 60 degrees latitude.They come from the poles.

What is a sea breeze? On a warm summer day at the coast the different heating on land and sea leads to the development of local winds called a sea breeze. As air above the land surface is heated by radiation from the Sun, it expands and begins to rise, being lighter than the surrounding air.

A land breeze is a type of wind that blows from the land to the ocean. When there is a temperature difference between the land surface and the ocean, winds will move offshore.

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