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Question of the Day: Flow of Winds and Moisture

Question of the Day developed by William Prothero.


This activity addresses the flow of surface winds and moisture. On the figure below, draw a)direction of air flow (winds), b) locations with highest evaporation from the sea surface, and zone(s) of maximum precipitation.

Please talk to your neighbor. Be prepared to explain your ideas to your classmates.

A diagram showing the ocean and high and low pressure zones at different latitudes

References and Notes:

Question of the Day is a method used by Dr. William Prothero in his Oceanography Course at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Question of the Day page with more examples and tips on using them is part of the Starting Point: Interactive Lectures Module.