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Winds

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land breeze
a local wind that starts over the land and moves to the sea because of temperature differences
sea breeze
a local wind that starts over the ocean and moves to the land because of temperature differences
westerlies
a global wind that moves west to east
easterlies
a global wind that moves east to west.
tradewinds
a global wind that moves toward the equator turning west as it flows
jet stream
a global wind 6 miles high that moves generally west to east
air mass
a large body of air with the same temperature and moisture throughout
monsoon
a local land and sea breeze that occurs seasonally in Southeast Asia and India.
convection
heat transfer through air or water
conduction
heat transfer through direct contact
convection current
a circulation of air because of temperature differences
A land breeze occurs at this time.
night
A sea breeze occurs at this time.
day