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Discuss the various types of winds and their characteristics with examples.

Asked by Topperlearning User 26th October 2016, 3:33 PM
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Four types of winds:

  1. Planetary winds: Blow from high pressure belts to low pressure belts constantly throughout the year in the same direction. Examples: Trade winds, Westerlies, polar winds
  2. Periodic winds: Winds which change their direction periodically. Examples: Monsoon winds, land and sea breezes
  3. Local winds: Blow over small areas for a short time. Examples: Chinook, loo, harmattan, katabatic winds
  4. Variable winds: Blow for a short duration and change their speed and direction frequently. Examples: Cyclones, anticyclones
Answered by Expert 26th October 2016, 5:33 PM
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