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Circulations

General Circulation of the Atmosphere extended definition

Winds circulate around the globe because of the rotation of the earth and the energy from the sun.

Ocean Circulations extended definition

Much like the earth’s atmosphere, which circulates warm and cold air across the earth, the ocean also circulates warm and cold water across the world.

Temperature Gradient Extended definition

A temperature gradient is the change in temperature across a specified boundary or front.

Sea/land breezes extended definition

Sea and Land Breezes describe the wind that blows onshore from sea to land during the day and blows offshore in the evening.

Monsoon Systems extended definition

Monsoons are massive, seasonally changing sea breeze circulations that form due to temperature differences between land and ocean.

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