The term global winds refers to the six major wind belts that encircle the globe. Local winds, however, are the winds, or breezes, that are stirred up by the temperatures and topographical features of a small region or a... More »

The three major wind belts, also known as circulations, are the Hadley cell, the Ferrel cell and the Polar cell. The circulation of these winds is caused by the rotation of the earth and the energy of the sun. More »

The three major global uses of fresh water are agriculture, industry and domestic use. Among those, agriculture accounts for 70 percent of all the fresh water used globally. Industries around the world use 20 percent of ... More »

Global winds refer to the pattern of air movement all around the globe, and they result from the fact that the Earth receives unequal heating from the sun. Not only does the tilt of the Earth's axis mean that different p... More »

The mid-ocean canyon, also known as the mid-ocean ridge system, wraps around the globe over an approximate 65,000 to 70,000 kilometers. The mid-ocean ridge system does not merely traverse the globe in a straight or linea... More » Science Earth Science

The Alps, the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas are famous mountain ranges located in different parts of the globe. The Alps are found in Europe, the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the United States and the Himalayas in S... More »

Over billions of years, the continents have moved around the globe. At this moment, the two continents that have the closest shape similarities are South America and Africa. More »