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This book breaks down concepts relating to what causes wind, as well as where certain winds blow and why they occur there. Readers will learn how the sun heats the earth unevenly, causing air pressure differences, or gradients, how the Coriolis effect influences wind patterns, how helpful winds spread pollen and turn turbines for wind power, and how scientists use anemometers, wind socks, and weather vanes to measure wind direction and speed. Chapters explain large wind systems such as Hadley, Ferrel, and Polar cells, trade winds, polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, the intertropical convergence zone, the doldrums, and the horse latitudes. Monsoon winds, land and sea breezes, mountain breezes, Santa Ana and Chinook winds, wind shears effect on tornado formation, and how pressure differences and the Coriolis effect help hurricanes form are also discussed. Clear, helpful diagrams, full-color photographs, bold glossary words, and an index support this easy-to-read, engaging text.

Synopsis:

Introduces concepts relating to what causes wind, as well as where certain winds blow and why they occur there.

Table of Contents

What is wind? — Measuring the wind — What causes wind? — Going in circles — What affects wind? — Global wind systems — Between the cells — Seasonal wind systems — Small-scale winds — Everyday winds — Tornadoes — Hurricanes — The wind helps us — Glossary — Saying it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604534368
Publisher:
Checkerboard
Subject:
Winds
Author:
Kris Hirschmann
Author:
Hirschmann, Kris
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Weather
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Weather
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - We
Publication Date:
August 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
32

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