Equatorial Air

equatorial air

[‚e·kwə′tȯr·ē·əl ′er]
(meteorology)
The air of the doldrums or the equatorial trough; distinguished somewhat vaguely from the tropical air of the trade-wind zones.

Equatorial Air

 

air masses that form in the equatorial zone or flow from it to the higher latitudes (for example, the air of the summer monsoon over the northern part of the Indian Ocean). Equatorial air is separated from tropical air by the intertropical zone of convergence or tropical front.

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She was well schooled in the history of ideas, giving proper credit to Dove's theory of the struggle between equatorial and polar currents, Helmholtz's work on the formation of a surface of discontinuity between cold polar air and warm equatorial air, and the cyclone models of Mohn, Margules, and Shaw.
The jet stream is a fast-moving ribbon of air that separates cold polar air from warmer equatorial air high up in the atmosphere.
By pushing warm, buoyant equatorial air upward, the convergence helps fuel the zone's almost unceasing series of thousands of small storms.