The wind pattern also changes with altitude. The air flows as a mass
and like the oceans they can be layered within the troposphere. The
warming and cooling of the air masses can change the direction rapidly.
However, the Coriolis Effect will always imprint the general circulation
The land will also play a part in some areas more than others. For
example, the air over the Indian Ocean does not change as quickly as the
air masses over the Eurasian continent. This causes major directions of
wind depending on the season, which are cause monsoons. These are
seasonal changes in wind patterns.