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Ch 9: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 3.3: Wind in the Atmosphere

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The Wind in the Atmosphere chapter of this ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with wind in the atmosphere. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Wind in the Atmosphere textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Wind in the Atmosphere chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the 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:

  • Kinds of wind
  • Different wind determinants
  • Names of the major wind belts
  • The definition for a jet stream
  • Examples of local winds

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5 Lessons in Chapter 9: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 3.3: Wind in the Atmosphere
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Air Conditions of Different Types of Wind

1. Air Conditions of Different Types of Wind

Winds are all the same, right? Actually no. This lesson will examine different types of wind including the Chinook, a type of foehn wind, and the Santa Ana winds, a type of katabatic wind.

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

2. 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.

The Global Wind Patterns of the Three Wind Belts

3. The Global Wind Patterns of the Three Wind Belts

You are familiar with wind, but did you know there are different wind belts depending on where you are on the earth? This lesson will examine the three main wind belts: polar easterlies, tropical easterlies and prevailing westerlies.

Jet Streams & the Polar Front

4. Jet Streams & the Polar Front

You've probably heard about jet streams during the news weather segment. But what is a jet stream? This lesson will explain how jet streams form, what they are and then will focus on the polar jet stream.

Local Winds: Definition & Examples

5. Local Winds: Definition & Examples

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what a local wind is, give some examples of types of local winds, and know where they might be found. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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