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What is "Trade winds"?

Asked by Shashi LS, 03 Apr '08 03:13 pm
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The trade winds are a form of wind that is found to be existing around the equatorial region of the planet Earth. At the tropics, they blow from high-pressure area to the low- pressure area around the equator. They are found to be blowing from northeast in the northern hemisphere to the southeast in the southern hemisphere.
Answered by Anvin Raj, 03 Apr '08 03:16 pm

 
  
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The trade winds are a pattern of wind that are found in bands around the Earth's equatorial region. The trade winds are the prevailing winds in the tropics, blowing from the high-pressure area in the horse latitudes towards the low-pressure area around the equator. The trade winds blow predominantly from the northeast in the northern hemisphere and from the southeast in the southern hemisphere.

Their name derives from the Middle English 'trade', meaning "path" or "track," and thus the phrase "the wind blows trade," that is to say, on track. In German they are known as Passat winds.

The surface air flows toward the equator and the flow aloft is poleward. A low-pressure area of calm, light variable winds near the equator is known to mariners as the doldrums. Around 30 N. and S., the poleward flowing air begins to descend toward the surface in subtropical high-pressure belts. The sinking air is relatively dry because its moisture has already be ...more
Answered by shree, 03 Apr '08 03:15 pm

 
  
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The trade winds are a pattern of wind that are found in bands around the Earth's equatorial region. The trade winds are the prevailing winds in the tropics, blowing from the high-pressure area in the horse latitudes towards the low-pressure area around the equator. The trade winds blow predominantly from the northeast in the northern hemisphere and from the southeast in the southern hemisphere.
Their name derives from the Middle English 'trade', meaning "path" or "track," and thus the phrase "the wind blows trade," that is to say, on track. In German they are known as Passat winds.
The surface air flows toward the equator and the flow aloft is poleward. A low-pressure area of calm, light variable winds near the equator is known to mariners as the doldrums. Around 30 Degree N. and S., the poleward flowing air begins to descend toward the surface in subtropical high-pressure belts. The sinking air is relatively dry because its moisture has already ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 03 Apr '08 03:15 pm

 
  
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Westerly winds...which favors the sailor in earlier days..mostly traders..thus it was called as trade winds
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 03 Apr '08 03:15 pm

 
  
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