Facts about wind...

What is wind?

Wind is air motion that never stays in one place for very long. You should now that already!

What Causes Wind?

Some parts of the earth receives direct sun light all year and is always warm. Warm air,which is lighter

What is the jet stream?

The jet stream is a fast moving flowing  river of air found in the atmosphere at around 12km above the surface of the Earth. It's also why things circle the Earth. Did you know that the jet stream is 5-7 miles up in the atmosphere? It also can be over 200 miles fast! It even flows from west to east and is strongest in winter.

What are global wind patterns?

Here, air is heated and rises, leaving low presure areas behind. Between thirty degrees latitude and the equator, most of the cooling moves back to the equator.

What is a land breeze?

A land breeze occurs at night when the land cools faster than the sea. In this case, it is air  above the warmer surface water that is heated and rises,

What is a sea breeze?

As air above the land surface is heated by radiation 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 are prevailing westerlies?

Because winds are named from the direction in which they came from. These winds are called  Prevailing Winds.

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