polar easterlies


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polar easterlies

[′pō·lər ′ēs·tər‚lēz]
(meteorology)
The rather shallow and diffuse body of easterly winds located poleward of the subpolar low-pressure belt; in the mean in the Northern Hemisphere, these easterlies exist to an appreciable extent only north of the Aleutian low and Icelandic low.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This is part of a belt of wind known as the polar easterlies. This is a bit of a misnomer as these winds aren't always from the east, but they definitely go all out to spread southward.
This creates the "polar easterlies" (again, moving north to south and deflected to the right).