Atmospheric circulation and the Coriolis effect create global wind patterns including the trade winds and westerlies.
We all love the beach in the summer. The sun, the sand, and the surf. But just because we're having fun, doesn't mean we can forget about safety. Get the facts about rip currents in this Ocean Today video.
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