Weather

Winds | Types of winds | Prevailing, periodic, and local winds

The wind is the movement of atmospheric air at the ground level. This movement of air occurs because of the changes in atmospheric pressure and/or the motion of the Earth. In this article, we will learn about the different types of winds. Let’s read. Types of winds There are three types of winds- Prevailing or …

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Types of clouds | Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, Cirrostratus, etc.

CIrrus clouds

Clouds can make any scenery come alive. But have you ever wondered about the types of clouds? In this article, we will see what are the different types of clouds classified on the basis of altitude. A cloud is an accumulation of water droplets or ice crystals. Not all clouds bring precipitation. Some indicate weather …

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How is rainfall measured? | What does 1 mm rainfall mean?

Graduated cylinder

Rainfall is the most common form of precipitation. It is important for recharging groundwater and water bodies and is useful in agriculture. On the downside, heavy rainfall may cause disastrous floods and landslides. Hence, it becomes important to measure and record rainfall to plan activities of the future. Now coming to the question, how is …

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Hadley cell, Ferrel cell, Polar cell | Atmospheric circulation

Hadley cell

Air circulates in the atmosphere forming six different cells, three in each hemisphere. These cells are- Hadley cell, Ferrel cell, and Polar cell. Hadley cell The equator receives more heat as compared to other regions. As a result, the air at the equator becomes warm and moist (warm air holds more moisture than cold air). …

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