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Which area i s called Doldrums?

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Asked by anantharaman, 07 Jun '12 11:25 pm
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The Equatorial Low Pressure area
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 08 Jun '12 07:24 am

 
  
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Doldrums are the the regions surrounding the earth, north of the equator. They are areas where there is absolutely no air movement and an intense low pressure exists. It is believed that the ships sailing through the regions gets stuck for weeks if they do not have sufficient sail power to power them forward.

The area affects the Indian ocean, Atlantic ocean and the parts of the Pacific ocean.

Doldrums are also known as 'Equatorial Calms'. The north of Equator are the areas where Doldrums occur and it is caused when winds from northen and southern hemisphere come together!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 07 Jun '12 11:39 pm

 
  
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Doldrums are the the regions surrounding the earth, north of the equator. They are areas where there is absolutely no air movement and an intense low pressure exists. It is believed that the ships sailing through the regions gets stuck for weeks if they do not have sufficient sail power to power them forward.
The area affects the Indian ocean, Atlantic ocean and the parts of the Pacific ocean.
Answered by Prince Deva, 07 Jun '12 11:28 pm

 
  
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Parts of the Ocean near the Equator where calms light variable winds prevail.
Answered by lalit mahata, 08 Jun '12 08:26 am

 
  
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Doldrums are the the regions surrounding the earth, north of the equator
Answered by rajan, 08 Jun '12 07:01 am

 
  
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The north of equator
Answered by vijay, 08 Jun '12 12:53 am

 
  
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Area where trade winds flow nearby equator?
Answered by Ambuj Kumar, 07 Jun '12 11:32 pm

 
  
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The doldrums is a colloquial expression derived from historical maritime usage for those parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a low-pressure area around the equator where the prevailing winds are calm. The low pressure is caused by the heat at the equator, which makes the air rise and travel north and south high in the atmosphere, until it subsides again in the horse latitudes. Some of that air returns to the doldrums through the trade winds. This process can lead to light or variable winds and more severe weather, in the form of squalls, thunderstorms and hurricanes. The doldrums are also noted for calm periods when the winds disappear altogether, trapping sail-powered boats for periods of days or weeks.
Answered by optimist, 07 Jun '12 11:28 pm

 
  
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