Introduces pressure, associated characteristics, and high and low
Pressure Gradient Force
A net force that is directed from high to low pressure.
The apparent deflection of objects due to the earth's rotation.
Winds that result from a balance of Coriolis and pressure gradient forces.
Winds that blow parallel to isobars, but are not geostrophic.
How friction near the surface affects geostrophic and gradient wind.
Boundary Layer Wind
More on how friction affects low level winds.
Atmospheric conditions that lead to the development of sea breezes.
Atmospheric conditions that lead to the development of land breezes.
Those who contributed to the development of this module.