The heating of air molecules from the Sun is the primary mover of air.
The Sunís radiation and the tilting of the Earth on its axis cause
uneven heating of our atmosphere. Unlike the land and ocean, the air
responds quickly to heat changes. These differences in temperature help
move the wind.
The other major cause of winds is the rotation of the Earth. The
Coriolis effect, which we discussed as a cause of ocean currents, moves
air currents as well.
Deflection caused by rotating Earth