Low Pressure System Animation

Low Pressure System Animation
  • Credit:

    Robert Simmon, Earth Observatory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

A low pressure system will pull in air from the surrounding area. Winds around a low spiral counter-clockwise (in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere) and upwards towards the center of the system.

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