Equatorial easterlies

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' deep trades, deep easterlies.) As used by some authors, the [[trade  winds]] in the summer hemisphere when they are very deep, extending to at least 8&ndash;10 km [[altitude]],  and generally not topped by upper [[westerlies]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">If upper westerlies are present, they are too weak and shallow to influence the weather. In the  winter hemisphere, these [[easterlies]] are restricted to a narrow belt along the [[equator]]. <br/>''Compare''  [[tropical easterlies]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' deep trades, deep easterlies.) As used by some authors, the [[trade winds|trade  winds]] in the summer hemisphere when they are very deep, extending to at least 8&ndash;10 km [[altitude]],  and generally not topped by upper [[westerlies]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">If upper westerlies are present, they are too weak and shallow to influence the weather. In the  winter hemisphere, these [[easterlies]] are restricted to a narrow belt along the [[equator]]. <br/>''Compare''  [[tropical easterlies]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 18:55, 25 April 2012


[edit] equatorial easterlies

(Also called deep trades, deep easterlies.) As used by some authors, the trade winds in the summer hemisphere when they are very deep, extending to at least 8–10 km altitude, and generally not topped by upper westerlies.

If upper westerlies are present, they are too weak and shallow to influence the weather. In the winter hemisphere, these easterlies are restricted to a narrow belt along the equator.
Compare tropical easterlies.

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