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CLIP 11173

An introduction to wind

An introduction to wind

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Key Info
  • An introduction to wind
  • Duration: 03:23
  • What is wind, how can you measure and describe it, and why does it vary in strength around the world? Wind is invisible and air is always moving. We cannot see it but we can feel it and see how it affects things around us. When the sun shines the air near the ground gets warmer. Warm air rises and cooler air moves under it; these air movements create the winds which blow across the landscape. The faster the air moves the stronger the wind blows. The Beaufort scale gives wind a number and a description. Some of the windiest places in Britain are the Orkney and Shetland Islands. There have been force 12 winds in Britain which have caused a lot of damage. There are different types of wind around the world. Some of the most dangerous winds are tornadoes and hurricanes.
  • Subject:



    Weather and Climate

  • Keywords: wind, gales, storms, air, Beaufort scale, tornadoes, hurricanes
Ideas for use in class
  • Excellent to introduce the topic of wind. Great explanations and diagrams. Great video montage set to music which could be used to support creative writing about wind.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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