calms of Capricorn

calms of Capricorn

[¦kämz əv ′kap·ri‚kȯrn]
(meteorology)
One of the two light, variable winds and calms which occur in the centers of the subtropical high-pressure belts over the oceans; their usual position is about latitude 30°S, the horse latitudes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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