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Global Winds

Global winds are made of 3 types of winds: Tradewinds, Westerlies, and Polar Easterlies.

Global Convection Currents

Convection currents travel from the equator up to the poles. When the hot air goes to the equator, it gets cold. The cold are comes back to the equator and gets warm again.

The Coriolanus Effect

The rotation of the Earth causes an interesting phenomena on free moving objects on the Earth. Objects in the Northern Hemisphere are deflected to the right, while objects in the Southern Hemisphere are deflected to the left. The coriolis effect tries to force winds to go towards the right or left.

Global Wind Belts


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Horse Latitudes

Horse latitudes are subtropical latitudes from 30 to 38 degrees. They have high pressure.

Trade Winds

Easterly winds found in tropics.

Prevailing Westerlies

Winds in the north in latitudes of 30 - 60 degrees.

Polar Easterlies

Winds by the poles.

Jet Streams

Fast flowing currents found in the atmosphere.


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