weather changes

This is wind in action.

What is Wind?
Wind is air in motion. It is produced by the uneven heating of the surface by the sun.

What causes Wind?
The cool air mass moves in and replaces the rising warm air. This movement of air is what makes the wind blow.

This is wind blowing the dandy lion.

What is a Jet Stream?
A jet stream is a fast flowing river of air found in the atmousphere.

What are Global Wind Patterns?
The region of earth  recieving the sun's direct rays is the equater. Here air is heated and rises leaving air pressure areas behind. Moving to thirty degrees north and south of the equator, the warm air from the equator rises.

What is a Prevailing westerlies?
Because winds are named from the direction in which they are created. These winds are called prevailing westerlies.

What is a Sea Breeze?
As air above the land surface is heated by radition from the sun, it expands and begins to rise. To replace the rising air cooler air is drawn in from above the surface of the sea.

What is a land breeze?
A land breeze ocurrs at night when the land cools faster than the sea. In this case it is air above the surface.

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2 years ago

this is wind in action