Great winds general principles

United Kingdom, 1951

Film
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The film deals with the theory of the circulation of the atmosphere, The distribution of pressure and wind belts in relation to the overhead noon-day sun is established on an imaginary globe, whose surface is made of one material (thus eliminating the effects of the unequal heating of land and sea). It is shown how the great wind belts shift during the year, following the apparent movement of the sun. It is demonstrated that this seasonal shift brings certain parts of the world (the Mediterranean lands) into different wind belts at opposite times of the year.

Credits

producer

Frank Wells

production company

Gaumont-British Instructional

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31928

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Atmosphere

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Seasons

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Weather

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Winds

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Atmosphere

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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