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Ch 19: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 19: Air Pressure and Wind

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The Air Pressure and Wind chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of air pressure and wind. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Air Pressure and Wind textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Air Pressure and Wind chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the air pressure and wind topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Factors that affect wind
  • Weather variables
  • Pressure
  • The general circulation of the atmosphere
  • Cyclones

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6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 19: Air Pressure and Wind
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Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

1. Factors That Affect Wind: Pressure Gradient Forces, Coriolis Effect & Friction

In this video lesson, you will learn about wind and some factors that affect it, such as air temperature and pressure, the Coriolis effect, and friction. By the end of this lesson, you will also understand how Earth's rotation plays a role in how winds travel.

Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

2. Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

Weather is influenced by a number of factors. In this lesson, you will learn about three key variables that control weather and how they work together to do so.

Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions

3. Pressure: Definition, Units, and Conversions

Have you ever wondered what pressure is and how it gets measured? In this lesson, we are going to define pressure and explain some of the units that are used to express measurements of pressure.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

4. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

5. What Are Cyclones? - Types, Causes & Effects

The word cyclone refers to many different types of storms. In this video lesson you will learn about how cyclones form, what makes each type different, and what their effects are on both people and the environment.

The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina

6. The Relationship Between El Nino & La Nina

In this video lesson, you will learn about El Niño and La Niña. You will understand the differences between them, as well as some of their effects on both ocean waters and weather patterns on land.

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