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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.
The trade winds are limited with the result that less moisture flows to the heat-low area present over the subcontinent this time of the year.
Trade Winds is part of the United States Doing Business in Africa campaign, under which the government has committed billions of dollars to development initiatives in Africa, and has facilitated billions more in U.
This hiatus could persist for much of the present decade if the trade winds continue, however rapid warming is expected to resume once the anomalous wind trends abate," the scientists say.
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The trade winds (also called trades) are the prevailing pattern of easterly surface winds found in the tropics.
Commercial Services, Trade Winds Europe will bring a handful of American business owners face to face with senior trade officials from more than 28 countries.
This property is being explored as a 50/50 joint venture between Trade Winds and Detour Gold Corporation, with Trade Winds acting as the project operator throughout the exploration phase.
Along the planet's midsection, trade winds blow from east to west while moving toward the equator.
In Trade Winds, Liverpool is referred to as 'the sea queen who made the English wealthy by the sea.
El Nino, which affects global weather, may develop early this summer in the waters off Peru as water temperature in the area has risen since late May along with abatement of trade winds around the equator, the Meteorological Agency predicted Monday.
From the on-line edition of The Detroit News on Henry Ford High Schools principal and the $4,400 worth of school reimbursement he allegedly received in two years time: Receipts for white zinfandel, beer, and liquor from Trade Winds Liquor and a Detroit bar were often labeled `office supplies' with black marker, and other times referred to as `refreshments' or `engineering supplies' when submitted for reimbursement by Principal Elijah Porter.