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What are the three major wind systems? A. Jet stream, prevailing westerlies, and intertropical convergence zone B. Jet stream, horse latitudes, and trade winds C. Polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, and trade winds D. Polar westerlies, prevailing easterlies, and trade winds

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Alexa Spicer on December 19, 2018

The correct answer is C. Polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, and trade winds.These are the three dominant types of winds on our planet. They are influenced by multiple factors, such as the movement of the Earth and the currents of the ocean. In general they have a constant direction of movement and are present in certain places of the planet that have also received their names.The polar easterlies are the winds that are dominant around the poles and more near the surrounding area.The prevailing westerlies are dominant in the mid-latitude places on our planet (between the polar easterlies and the trade winds).The trade winds are prevailing winds at the Equator and more near the surrounding areas.


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