Discuss in detail 3 factors that affect wind.

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Wind is the movement of air.  In the Earth's atmosphere, it can be on a large scale (jet stream, hurricane) or on a small scale (a gentle summer breeze off a lake).  Three of the major factors that affect wind are pressure gradients, the rotation of the planet, and friction. 

Wind is ultimately caused by atmospheric pressure gradients.  Wind travels from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.  The stronger these areas of pressure are,...

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