|The greater the pressure difference, the faster the wind moves.
|What causes differences in air pressure?
||The unequal heating of the earth.
|What happens with air at the equator?
||Equator area receives more direct solar energy than other latitudes. Warmer, less dense, and rises, low pressure. Rises and flows toward the poles.
|What happens with air at the poles?
||Air is colder, dense, sinks, and high pressure. Then this cold air flows toward the equator.
|Wind moves in one huge circular pattern from the poles to the equator.
|Because of the Coriolis Effect , winds in the Northern Hemisphere travel north curve to the ______________.
|Because of the Coriolis Effect, winds in the Southern Hemisphere travel south curve to the ______________.
|Who are jet streams important to?
||Pilots and Meteorologists in tracking storms.