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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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The firm, a recognized leader in international export factoring, decided on the change in order to illustrate its prominent role in financing cross-border transactions, which resemble trade winds on the globe.
Jeff Hammond, senior development manager with Trade wind Eenrgy, a Kansas-based company, says it is planning a similar project, but one that is larger.
2016) and helps explain why a better understanding of trade wind clouds is at the center of efforts to better understand the expected pace of warming.
A new study published in Nature Climate Change suggests that an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds has played a major role in the observed pause in surface warming.
A major air flow feed to the equatorial zone are the trade winds which is driven by the core strengths of the sub-tropical High Pressure Belt.
The Hawaiian Islands experience frequent rain events, ranging from light trade wind showers to heavy orographic and synoptically forced rainfall, with occasional extreme rainfall from tropical cyclones.
The other branch that flows south to the equatorial region is known as the trade winds. They're normally northeasterly as they depart the high and turn more easterly due to Coriolis force.
The defined ITCZ trough line lay from Angola, across Zambia, across the ocean to Australia, thence past New Zealand, only fading to allow Trade Wind flows to be maintained across the broad Pacific, where the north-south lie of the anticyclonic core saw La Nina still in control.
Chalifoux, who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts before starting with Trade Wind, is now working for PCL Industrial Construction doing stints in Kearl Lake with Imperial Oil.
South Pacific trade winds kept La Nina in positive oscillation, active along the equator.
It has been fed from the north by the North East Trade Winds as well as the (very much weaker) input from the south.