the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure
the apparent curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to the Earth's rotation
prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60 degrees and 90 degrees latitude in both hemispheres
prevailing winds that blow from west to east between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres
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.
a narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere
large circular patterns in which air travels
bands of high pressure and low pressure found about every 30 degrees of latitude
a pattern of air circulation produced by Coriolis effect
An area around the equator where the trade winds of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres meet. There is very little wind, which is where it gets its name.
30 degrees north and 30 degrees south latitude where sinking air creates an area of high pressure
Winds blow from:
areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.
Pressure belts are found:
approximately every 30 degrees of latitude.
Local winds include:
1. sea and land breezes and 2. mountain and valley breezes.
Global winds include the:
1. polar easterlies, 2. polar westerlies and 3. the trade winds