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What about that Wind!

Wind is the flow of air on a large scale. On the surface of the Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. In meteorology, winds are often referred to according to their strength, and the direction from which the wind is blowing. Short bursts of high-speed wind are termed gusts. Strong winds of intermediate duration (around one minute) are termed squalls. Long-duration winds have various names associated with their average strength, such as breeze, gale, storm, and hurricane. In fluid dynamics, wind waves, or wind-generated waves, are surface waves that occur on the free surface of bodies of water (like oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, canals, puddles or ponds). They result from the wind blowing over an area of fluid surface. Waves in the oceans can travel thousands of miles before reaching land. Wind waves on Earth range in size from small ripples, to waves over 100 ft high.

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2:39 What Is Wind and What Causes It?

4:11 How do tornadoes form? – James Spann

3:05 The Coriolis Effect



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  • Science & Engineering Practice: Develop and use models.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Cause and Effect: Mechanisms and explanations.

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