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trade wind

a wind blowing obliquely towards the equator either from the northeast in the N hemisphere or the southeast in the S hemisphere, approximately between latitudes 30° N and S, forming part of the planetary wind system
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Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming observed over the past 13 years.
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Also, a working group consisting of representatives of the Romanian Government, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and of AmCham, with diplomatic support, will also ensure institutional contact with the business sector representatives, interested in attending the October Trade Winds Conference.
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