air moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
the measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface
an instrument used to measure wind speed
instrument used to measure wind direction
winds that blow over short distances; caused by the uneven heating of land and water examples are land and sea breezes
Winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances and caused by uneven heating of the earth which creates pressure differences
wind chill factor
Increased cooling caused by the wind.
movement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air from above the water moves over the land, forcing the heated, less dense air above the land to rise
movement of air from land to sea at night, created when cooler, denser air from the land forces up warmer air over the sea
an imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole
the way earth's rotation makes winds curve
low pressure regions near the equator with little or no wind (calm winds)
regions of high pressure and gentle winds at about 30 degrees north and south latitude.
the distance from the equator measured in degrees
Prevailing winds that blow northeast from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator
winds that blow west to east between 30 and 60 degrees in the northern and southern hemispheres; we live here
wind belts that extend from the poles to 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres
a narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere and directs storms in the United States
sinking cold air has this type of air pressure
rising warm air has this type of air pressure
the warm air at the equator is ________ dense than colder air found at the poles
Number of global wind types in Northern hemisphere
3 - trade winds, westerlies, polar easterlies
global wind that affects the United States
global wind type that does not follow a set path
Cold Air at the poles is _________ dense than the warm air at the equator
Cold air has __________ pressure than warm air
Warm air has ___________ pressure than cold air
warm air is less dense and
cold air is more dense and
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