Convection cells are the cyclical formations from the wind currents. In each zone the winds are going
opposite directions, they alternate.
Subtropical area is the region by the equator. The line that circles all the way around the Earth are called
Global winds are also called trade winds.
The winds start with the sun or convection, the winds become less dense and would move upward. The
cooler air is dense and it will have lower pressure. Hot air rises
The winds shift because of the rotation or spinning of the Earth. The Northern Hemisphere winds will
deflect to the right. The Southern Hemisphere the winds deflect to the left creating the convection cell
Higher in the atmosphere the winds are cooler and the temperature and winds lower are warmer.
E to W - winds coming from the East are called Easterlies
W to E - winds from the west going to the east are called westerlies
Coriolis effect - the direction of the winds due to the spinning of the Earth
Jet stream - is global, it goes all the way around the globe, they are up in the atmosphere all going
toward the east, that is why it takes less time and less fuel to travel from the west traveling west.
Local winds- if it is a higher temp. It has low pressure
If it is cooler temp. It has higher pressure
The wind temp and the wind pressure are opposites.
When temp. Changes the water maintains the heat better than the land.
Sea breeze - winds from the ocean
Land breezes - winds from the land
Wind - air movement
Doldrums - just rising winds from the Equator - high trade winds
Horse latitude - weakest winds, Westerlies
Easterlies - top 90 degrees to 60 degrees
Westerlies - the area between 30 degrees to 60 degrees
Trade winds - the area between 0 to 30 degrees
Land breeze - winds from the land at night
Sea breeze - winds from the water at day time