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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
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 (high pressure) from the land moves out to sea to replace warmer rising air (low pressure) over the sea
an imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, 0 degrees latitude
regions of high pressure and gentle winds at about 30 degrees north and south latitude.
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
a narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere and directs storms in the United States
air always moves from areas of _______ pressure to areas of ____________ pressure
from high pressure to low pressure
What causes wind
the unequal heating of the earth's surface causes differences in air pressure that results in wind
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