The curved paths of global winds and surface currents are caused by?
the coriolis effect bends the direction of surface currents to the right in the northern hemisphere and left in the southern hemisphere. the coriolis effect causes winds and currents to form circular patterns. the direction that they spin depends on the hemisphere that they are in.
the great plains
according to google "the great plains is the broad expanse of flat land, much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, that lies west of the mississippi river tallgrass prairie in the united states and east of the rocky mountains in the u.s. and canada"