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wind vocabulary ect.


is the movement of parallel air to Earth's surface


a type of instrument used to measure wind speed

windchill factor

the increased cooling that a wind can cause

local winds

are winds that blow over short distances

sea breeze

a local wind that blows from an ocean or lake

land breeze

flow of air from land to a body of water

*caused by: unequal heating on Earth's surface

global winds

winds the blow steadily from specific directions over long distances

*caused by: unequal heating on Earth's surface

coriolis effect

the way earth's rotation makes winds curve

*without it winds would blow in a straight line


the distance from the equatior measured in degrees

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