Flashcards in 19B-Winds Deck (13):
Because of the __________ effect, winds in the northern hemisphere twist to the right and winds in the southern hemisphere twist to the left
What causes air to move?
Different pressures, temperatures, and humidity
What 3 effects work together to cause wind to move?
What types of things cause friction against wind?
Trees, mountains, buildings
Winds that circle in a CLOCKWISE motion are called ________
Winds that circle in a COUNTER CLOCKWISE motion are called ________
The winds near the equator are called _______ winds
The Coriolis effect deflects winds east and west over the U.S. These winds are called ________ westerlies
Winds flowing from the North and South Poles are called polar _________
At the equator are the _________, a low pressure zone caused by rising warm air
At 30 degree latitude are the _______ latitudes, which have high pressure
Very dry winds are called _______ in the American west