Rita D. Haberlin, Instructor
Pressure and Winds Learning Module
Study Guide and Outline Notes
Tutorial and Study Questions
Pressure and Winds
Go to the clickable Web resources accompanying the study questions to learn more about pressure and winds.
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After completing the study guide, tutorial, and study questions, review what you have learned with these practice quizzes:
Pressure and Winds Multiple Choice Quiz
For an in-depth discussion of winds, explore the following topics from Michael Pidwirny's online text:
Local and Regional Wind Patterns
The Global Scale Circulation of the Atmosphere
Upper Air Winds and the Jet Stream
The What and
Why of Wind
Explore a variety of highlighted topics related to winds from USAToday.
World Weather Map
Watch the day-to-day wind patterns around the world and compare them with the idealized global circulation patterns.
Turn the earth to see wind patterns in another hemisphere.
Wind Energy in the United States
Learn about the potential for wind energy in the United States at this site hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Explore maps showing Wind Resource Potential and Installed Wind Capacity.
How Wind Power Works
Explore this interactive feature from National Geographic.
The European Wind Energy Association
Find out what Europe is doing to encourage the development of wind power.
Which Way Will The Wind Blow?
Marine scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution look at the role of wind farms in coastal zones.
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Closer to home in San Diego, find out about the contribution of the Scripps Institute in current research in oceanography.
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