Objectives:
Define the term wind.
Determine the pressure gradient between two points on the Earth's surface.
Describe the formation of planetary winds on the Earth.
Identify the locations of low- and high-pressure centers on the Earth that are associated with prevailing winds.
Describe the Coriolis effect and how it affects winds on the Earth.
Identify the specific wind circulation around high- and low-pressure centers in the Northern Hemisphere.
Explain the conditions that lead to the formation of land and sea breezes.
Define the term jet stream.


Key Terms:
Wind
Pressure gradient
Vector force
Planetary wind
Hadley cell
Coriolis effect
Pressure center
Jet stream

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