Winds By: Luke cronin

Global winds: created by unequal heating like local winds but take place over a large area.

Global convection currents: All wind is caused by uneven heating of the Earth.

The Coriolanus Effect: the most apparent path of an object moving longitudinally.

Global Wind Belts: there are three global wind belts: Polar Easterlies, Prevailing Westerlies, and Tropical Easterlies.

Doldrums: Winds from 5°N of the equator to 5°S of the equator.

Horse Latitudes: belt of calm air and sea occurring in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Trade Winds: Prevailing pattern of easterly surface winds found in the tropics.

Prevailing Westerlies: prevailing winds from the west toward the east.

Jet Streams: narrow bands of strong winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere.


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