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The atmosphere is made up of six circulation cells, three in each hemisphere, with low and high pressure zone at the boundaries between them.

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    Circulation in the Atmosphere

    Circulation in the Atmosphere

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes the convection cells present in our atmosphere.
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    Global Circulation

    Global Circulation

    by CK-12 //basic
    Shows how differences in temperature cause global atmospheric circulation.
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    Winds of Discovery

    Winds of Discovery

    by CK-12 //basic
    For the European expansion of the 15th and 16th centuries to take place, mariners needed to understand global winds and surface ocean currents. These explorers were motivated by the desire to acquire riches, spices and slaves.
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