Earth Science air pressure and wind

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wind

movement of air due to pressure differences

weather

the state of the troposphere at a specific time and place

Coriolis effect

the curving of the path of a moving object (water and wind) from an otherwise straight path due to the rotation of the Earth.

jet streams

a narrow band of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere

land breeze

breeze flows from the land to the sea - at night, the land cools more rapidly than the water does.

sea breeze

cool wind blowing from water to land - during the day, the land warms more quickly creating an area of low pressure. This causes the cooler air from the sea to move towards land and replace the warm air.

barometer

instrument used to measure the air pressure

anemometer

instrument used to measure the wind speed

wind belt

winds that flow in one main direction

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