Today we are going to be learning about high pressure, low pressure,local winds,trade winds,climate,global winds,land/sea breeze,polar easterlies, jet streams, and doldrums.
So we are going to start of with high pressure and low pressure. high pressure is a mass of sinking cool air that usually bring fair weather, keep ha in mind. Low pressure is a mass of rising warm air that usually bring wet, stormy weather.
Now if you think are here different types of wind yes there are a few different types of wind and they are local winds,global winds, and trade winds. Local winds are the average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time,global winds are winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances, and trade winds are prevailing winds that blow northeast from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator.
I remember talking about climate earlier but I forget what it means what does it mean?
Good question I was actually just about to talk about climate. climate is the average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time. so like think about what the climate is today that would give you a good example.
Yes you are right, good ou brought that up.
But what about the polar easterlies and sea/land breeze? I know we learned about those yesterday. Polar easterlies is prevailing winds that blow from west to east between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres. Then sea/land breeze is A sea breeze or onshore breeze is any wind that blows from a large body of water toward or onto a landmass.
Do any of you remember what jet streams and doldrums are from what we talked about yesterday?
Doldrums are a frequently windless area near the equator.
Now you know a lot keep it all in mind because next week you will have a quiz on it all.
I do jet streams are a narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere.