wind, flow of air relative to the earth's surface. A wind is named according to the point of the compass from which it blows, e.g., a wind blowing from the north is a north wind.
Sections in this article:
- Prevailing Winds and General Circulation Patterns
- Localized Influences on Wind Patterns
- Wind Direction and Velocity
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