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Question: Giving examples, describe what are local winds.
Local winds are short-lived winds that are formed because of the unequal heating of two adjoining land or water surfaces. Examples of local winds include: 1. Sea Breeze: A type of local wind caused by a temperature difference between the land and water that occurs in the afternoon. Sea breezes occur when the land surface heats up faster than the ocean, creating an area of low pressure over the land. 2. Valley Breeze: A type of local wind caused by the air flowing downhill into lower pressure valleys. Valley breezes usually occur during the afternoon when the sun heats up the sides of the valley, creating an area of low pressure. 3. Mountain Breeze: A type of local wind caused by the air flowing up the high pressure mountainsides. Mountain breezes usually occur during the evening when the air is cooler in the mountains than in the valleys, creating an area of high pressure. 4. Chinook Wind: A type of local wind often found in mountainous regions such as the Rocky Mountains. They can travel up to 160 km/h and are caused by an area of high pressure over the mountains, forcing warm air down from higher elevations and towards the lower elevations.
Feb. 2, 2023, 12:22 a.m.
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