Winds By: Cameron G.

Global winds: global winds are wind patterns and they happen around the entire world.

Global convection currents: these currents are what make up global winds

The Coriolanus Effect: the deflection of an object moving above the earth, rightward in the Northern Hemisphere and leftward in the Southern Hemisphere.

Global Wind Belts: the three belts of wind in global winds

Doldrums: an equatorial region of the Atlantic Ocean with calms, sudden storms, and light unpredictable winds.

Horse Latitudes: a belt of calm air and sea occurring in both the northern and southern hemispheres between the trade winds and the westerlies.

Trade Winds: a wind blowing steadily toward the equator from the northeast in the northern hemisphere or the southeast in the southern hemisphere, especially at sea. Two belts of trade winds encircle the earth, blowing from the tropical high-pressure belts to the low-pressure zone at the equator.

Prevailing Westerlies: a wind from the direction that is predominant at a particular place or season.

Polar Easterlies: cold prevailing winds that blow from the high-pressure areas of the polar highs at the North and South Poles towards low-pressure areas within the Westerlies at high latitudes

Jet Streams: a narrow, variable band of very strong, predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth. There are typically two or three jet streams in each of the northern and southern hemispheres.


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