Winds and Ocean

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  • Wind and Ocean Currents
    • Coriolis effect
      • causes a deflection in global wind patterns. The anticlockwise rotation of the Earth deflects winds to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere.
    • WIND
      • large scale movements of air caused by difference in air pressure
        • difference in air pressure caused by differences in atmospheric heating between equator and the poles
      • winds are part of global atmospheric circulation cells
        • these cells have a body of warm rising air which creates an area of low pressure, and a body of cool falling air=high pressure
          • winds move from areas of high pressure to low pressure
          • Hadley


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