planetary wind

planetary wind

[′plan·ə‚ter·ē ′wind]
(meteorology)
Any wind system of the earth's atmosphere which owes its existence and direction to solar radiation and to the rotation of the earth.
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LEO: They say pride comes before a fall, so best be aware of which way the planetary wind is blowing.
And that's not the only mystery blowing in the planetary wind.
The appeal of Windswept resides largely in the idea that a non-scientist non-expert can meaningfully engage with a subject as phenomenally complex as the origins and nature of planetary wind patterns.
In his introduction to Jupiter, Sheehan falls victim to the admittedly confusing terminology used to define terrestrial and other planetary wind systems.
Frozen into the earth's ice sheets is a rich history of the changing composition of atmospheric gases, the planetary wind patterns and varying snowfall rates.
Large temperature differences between the south pole and adjacent regions may stir up gases and generate 2,000-kilometer-per-hour winds, the strongest planetary winds in the solar system.