What is wind?

And where the hell does it come from, anyway?

As Joe Hanson points out in the latest episode of "It's Okay to Be Smart," wind can be as destructive as it is beautiful – but it's not often we stop to think about the origins of this powerful, planet-shaping force.


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Haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, but let's see if I'm right (this is what I've learned myself/been taught):

Pressure on the atmosphere from the space stuffs causes the air within the atmosphere to move about, thus...wind.

Sort of like how if you open a tuperware box, air rushes...out or in, I forget, it's been a while since I opened one...but either way, change in pressure causes a rush of air.


Or am I terribly wrong?