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Why isn’t there always a strong wind, since Earth is constantly spinning?
The atmosphere is an integral part of the planet and travels at about the same speed as the surface of Earth. Because the rates are similar, there is little or no wind from this phenomenon. However, Earth’s rotation can affect wind by changing its direction, due to the Coriolis effect. Also, strong winds can slow the speed of Earth’s rotation by a very tiny amount.

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