vertical wind patterns
For this assignments my partner and I had to research vertical wind patterns and then create a poster depicting how they work.
- What pattern does wind make moving up away from and down to the surface of the Earth?
- The pattern most winds make while moving away from and down to the surface of the Earth is a sort of ring/circular pattern that wraps around a set area of the atmosphere providing that area with specific wind patterns. In the pattern itself the wind cells of an environment either carrie colder air north towards the poles of south depending on the proximity the pattern has to the poles, because of this warmer air goes opposite of the colder air in every pattern.
- What is the atmosphere made of?
- Earths atmosphere is made up of many different types of gasses, of these gasses 78% is Nitrogen, 21% is oxygen, 0.9% is Argon and 0.3% is Carbon Dioxide, while these are not all the gasses they are the ones with the highest concentration. Due to how the organisms have been taking advantage of Earths resources there are many solid particles in the air such as: dust, pollen, plant grains etc.
- How high do the wind cells go?
- Most wind cells, polar wind cells in particular, tend to move vertically through the atmosphere until they hit the troposphere, when they hit the troposphere they go 8 km into it and then turns and follows the pattern south bound towards the Earth.
- What causes wind to move from one place to another?
- Wind movement is a direct byproduct of uneven heating from solar energy. As warm air moves upwards cold air moves down causing the air to move in a ring like pattern.
- What causes high and low pressure in the atmosphere?
- High and low air pressure in the atmosphere is caused by the movement of warm and cold air through the atmosphere, as warm air rises it provides lower pressure at the surface and since cold air sinks it provides higher pressure at the surface.
- Is there wind in different layers of the atmosphere?
- Wind is present in some layers but not all. Mostly present around the troposphere and a little in the Stratosphere.
- What are the names of the different wind cells?
- The names of the different wind cells: Hadley cells, Polar cells and Ferrel cells.