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The air is in constant motion. The engine of atmospheric circulation is the Sun, which warms the Earth and the air of the atmosphere differently, depending on the latitude. The atmosphere tries to rebalance the temperature differences by moving masses of hot air from regions where there is an excess of heat towards colder regions. The movements of air masses that seek to rebalance the differences in temperature and pressure in the atmosphere give rise to winds, cyclones and anticyclones and to all those weather phenomena that make the atmosphere of our planet “turbulent”.

subjects dealt with in Air in motion

Atmospheric circulation

It is difficult to construct a model of atmospheric circulation, because very many factors influence the displacement of masses of…

Winds

Winds are more or less rapid horizontal displacements of air masses caused by differences in the pressure distribution. Due to…

Clouds

Clouds are formed by microscopic drops of water or by small ice crystals. The size of the droplets generally range…

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    5 November 2021 / Air

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  • 25 August 2021 / Air

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    Climate change is a fact. And the role of man in determining such change is scientifically established. Normally depicted by…

    29 April 2020 / Air

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  • 5 August 2019 / Air

    Summer wind

    A sixteen-year-old Swedish girl is braving the wind, cold and rain to take her protest against the changing climate onto…

    17 July 2018 / Air

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    When we talk about tornadoes, our thoughts immediately go to the immense American plains and the area known as “tornado…

  • 20 December 2017 / Air

    Climate changes, natural disasters and refugees

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    Lightning

    Help! a storm! Man has always been afraid of lightning, in fact in the past lightning was considered a sign…

  • 23 October 2017 / Air

    Carbon Footprint

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  • 15 November 2021 / Air

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  • 5 November 2021 / Air

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  • 5 August 2019 / Air

    Summer wind

    A sixteen-year-old Swedish girl is braving the wind, cold and rain to take her protest against the changing climate onto…

  • 17 July 2018 / Air

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