subtropical high-pressure belt

subtropical high-pressure belt

[‚səb′träp·ə·kəl ¦hī ′presh·ər ‚belt]
(meteorology)
One of the two belts of high atmospheric pressure that are centered, in the mean, near 30°N and 30°S latitudes; these belts are formed by the subtropical highs.
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Mangaia lies within the subtropical high-pressure belt circling the globe at 30[degrees] south latitude, but it has the misfortune to be close to the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ).