Prevailing winds in africa maya silas habib
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Winds blown in one direction over the earth’ssurface.• Easterly winds• Westerly winds
The most frequent wind direction that alocation experiences.
Prevailing winds effect the climate of alandmass by blowing over warm or cold oceans.
Southwest coast of Africa is cooled by the Benguela current.
The south Atlantic ocean is cold and warm in some places Warm Prevailing because winds can its on affect the the climate equator. because it The south pushes the equatorial current away spreads warm from the water to south shore and north America
The prevailingwinds cause thecurrent to movewhich makes theextra water fillup in the area,making thebenguela currentcold.
This is whythe benguelacurrent iscold, thisthereforemakes thatregion of landcooler thenother parts ofAfrica.
This shows thatthe prevailingwinds will bewarm because theIndian ocean iswarm.
The earth is encircled by broad prevailing wind belts which are separated by regions of subsidence and ascent. ascent is when the wind rises up into the air and subsidence relates to how the wind lowers down and these changes are due to the change of pressure. The direction and location of these wind belts are controlled by the rotation of the earth and solar radiations
A region of subsidencebecause the air islowering due to thechange of pressure. A region of ascent: the wind current rises up from the sun’s rays. Circulation Cells and prevailing wind belts.
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