Wind is air in motion. Wind is caused by the heating and cooling of the sun this causes the movement of the wind.

Jet Stream

The jet stream is a line of fast moving air found in Earth's atmosphere.

Global Wind Patterns

The winds that flow steadily across the Earth in paths that are thousands of miles long are called global winds.

Prevailing Westerlies

The winds are named for the direction they come from. The Westerlies come from the West heading east. They can be found between 30 and 60 degrees latitude, both North and South.

Sea Breeze

A sea breeze heads toward land due to temperature differences of the air masses over the sea and land.

Land Breeze

Land breeze moves from the land to the sea because of temperature differences of air masses over the land and sea.

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