Land and Sea Breeze Diagrams Name ___________________________ Use the text and diagrams on pages 538-540 in your textbook to help you. Requirements: Self check before turning in the diagrams. Did you do each of these things? Use the back of this sheet of paper. _____ Draw the land breeze diagram on one half of the paper and a sea breeze diagram on the other half. _____ The diagrams must be VERY NEAT and in COLOR. _____ Each diagram should show whether the breeze is occurring during the day or night. _____ On each diagram label the high pressure areas with a blue “H” and the low-pressure areas with a red “L”. _____ Draw an upward pointing arrow where warm air rises AND label it “warm air rises”. _____ Draw a downward pointing arrow where cool air sinks AND label it “cool air sinks”. _____ Draw a horizontal arrow to show the land breeze or sea breeze AND label it “wind”. _____ Questions: 1) Does land or water warm up faster during the day? __________ 2) Does land or water cool down faster at night? __________ 3) Why does warm air rise? 4) Does a land breeze come from over the land or over the sea? __________ 5) Does a sea breeze come from over the land or over the sea? __________ 6) Wind blows from high to low pressure or low to high pressure? __________ 7) Does warm air rise at high or low-pressure areas? __________ 8) What does cooler air do as warmer air rises? 9) Do you think a sea breeze would be stronger with really warm water or really cold water? Explain. 10) In five words or less, explain what causes local winds.
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