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Global atmospheric circulation

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


why does air move?

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



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.