Trade Winds—The Circulation of Heat and Wind
Lecture no. 28 from the course: Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness
Taught by Professor Harold J. Tobin | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Explore another ocean—the ocean of air—which interacts with Earth's seas through the force of wind on water. Investigate the cause of wind patterns such as the trade winds, westerlies, and polar easterlies. Two crucial factors are uneven distribution of heat and the Coriolis effect due to Earth's rotation.