Posts Tagged ‘Sun’

How the Sun, Water and Mountains affect Wind Patterns

by Paragliding Info Adminon 03/03/2014
Excerpt and illustrations from The Biosphere by Pearson Education, Inc. Uneven Heating of Earth’s Surface Energy from the sun warms Earth’s surface. But because of Earth’s spherical shape, different locations on Earth’s surface receive different amounts of solar energy. Near the equator, the sun’s rays strike the surface most directly. At latitudes farther from the equator the rays […]