Types of Winds
Global winds are the dominant prevailing wind patterns that blow in a fairly constant, steady direction across our earth
Global Convection Currents
All wind is caused by the uneven heating of Earth's surface, which sets convection currents in motion. Convection currents on a large scale cause global winds, and convection currents on a small scale cause local winds.
The Coriolanus Effect
The Coriolis effect is most apparent in the path of an object moving longitudinally. On the Earth an object that moves along a north-south path, or longitudinal line, will undergo apparent deflection to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
Global Wind Belts
The globe is encircled by six major wind belts, three in each hemisphere. From pole to equator, they are the polar easterlies, the westerlies, and the trade winds. They are all over the world.
Doldrums are an equatorial region of the Atlantic Ocean with calms, sudden storms, and light unpredictable winds.