7 2. Global Wind CurrentsBelts of cool, dense air (high pressure) form at latitudes near the polesBelts of warm, lighter air (low pressure) form at the equatorPressure differences due to unequal heating create convection currents, or wind.
8 Coriolis EffectThe tendency of an object to follow a curved path rather than a straight path because of the rotation of the Earth.Wind blowing from high-pressure areas to low-pressure areas curve as a result.
9 3. Proximity to WaterCurrents carry warm water and air temperatures towards coastlinesAreas near the ocean tend to have a milder winter and a cooler summer.