THE CAUSE OF WIND
Wind is a paradox, to some it causes damage, but to others it
brings joy. The gentle breeze on a warm day can bring back good memories
of childhood. Torrential winds in a hurricane, tornado, or monsoon
can bring pictures of destruction. Wind to a sailor in the early days of
shipping was a blessing, however, a lack of wind or too much wind could
cause untold damages to the ship and crew. Just what is this wind?
Windís movement is dependant on several factors including
temperature, rotation of the Earth, topography, and geography. These all
play a vital role in determining the wind direction and speed. Wind is
three dimensional, and changes throughout the column of atmosphere.
There are many areas that are faster than others because of combined