Atmospheric winds

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  • Atmospheric Winds
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  • Air in motion relative to the surface of the Earth. Since vertical components of atmospheric motion are relatively small especially near the surface of the Earth, meteorologists use the term to denote almost exclusively the horizontal (wind) component. Vertical winds are always identified as such.  
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