index cycle

index cycle

[′in‚deks ‚sī·kəl]
(meteorology)
A roughly cyclic variation in the zonal index.
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The Pacific Division (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii) has seen the largest stress index cycle of any region in the United States in 2000, the region sat comfortably below zero, showing little to no economic stress.
The Culisse winder is said to offer a faster, more efficient process compared with that of standard turret winders that produce scrap during the index cycle of the full roll.