As anybody knows, there are a lot of forests. I stumbled upon the question whether these have any effect on the global wind-systems.
Imagine the following situation. All trees suddenly die in an instant. Soon the leaves will dry and fall down, thus only the wood-part remains standing.
The wind can now blow much easier through the trees.
But will this really have an effect?
Do forests influence the windsystems around the earth significantly? How would these winds change, if at all? Would storm-like squalls be more common?