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Section 2.3 "Weather and Climate"

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wind
The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
anemometer
An instrument used to measure wind speed.
wind-chill factor
Increased cooling caused by wind.
local winds
Winds that blow over short distances.
sea breeze
The flow of air from an ocean or lake to the land.
land breeze
The flow of air from land to a body of water.
monsoon
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.
global wind
Winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances.
Coriolis effect
The way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.
latitude
The distance from the equator, measure in degrees.
jet streams
Bands of high-speed winds about 10 kilometers above Earth's surface.