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Global atmospheric circulation

The transfer of heat from the equator to the poles by the movement of air.

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why does air move?

differences in air pressure. Winds blow from high pressure areas to low pressure areas.

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cells

The global atmospheric circulation system is divided into loops.
Each cell has warm rising air that creates a low pressure belt and cool sinking air that creates a high pressure belt.
Each hemisphere has three cells.