What causes wind?



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    Wind is caused by differences in atmospheric pressure and temperature.

    For example, when the sun shines on a flat expanse of land, it heats the air directly above it. Hot air rises, so surrounding cooler air is drawn in underneath the rising hot air, where it is then also heated and rises, drawing in more air. Other types of landmasses and bodies of water can create wind in their own ways.

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    Wind is caused by an imbalance in the pressure of the air.  If one area of the atmosphere is highly pressurized and another lowly pressurized, the air will osmotically flow from the high pressure area to the low pressure area.  The imbalance in air pressure is created by changes in temperature. 

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