Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 16 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 11

Answer

The direction of the winds change because during the day, the land is warmer than the water, but during the night, the water is warmer than the land. The direction of the convection current changes.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 306, and explained in Figure 16.8.
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