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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trade wind, tradenoun

    steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator

    "they rode the trade winds going west"

Wiktionary

  1. trade windnoun

    A steady wind that blows from east to west above and below the equator.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trade-windnoun

    The monsoon; the periodical wind between the tropicks.

    Etymology: trade and wind.

    Thus to the eastern wealth through storms we go,
    But now, the Cape once doubled, fear no more;
    A constant trade-wind will securely blow,
    And gently lay us on the spicey shore. Dryden.

    His were the projects of perpetuum mobiles, and of increasing the trade-wind by vast plantations of reeds. Arbuth.

    Comfortable is the trade-wind to the equatorial parts, without which life would be both short and grievous. George Cheyne.

Wikipedia

  1. trade wind

    The trade winds or easterlies are the permanent east-to-west prevailing winds that flow in the Earth's equatorial region. The trade winds blow mainly from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere, strengthening during the winter and when the Arctic oscillation is in its warm phase. Trade winds have been used by captains of sailing ships to cross the world's oceans for centuries. They enabled colonial expansion into the Americas, and trade routes to become established across the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. In meteorology, they act as the steering flow for tropical storms that form over the Atlantic, Pacific, and southern Indian oceans and make landfall in North America, Southeast Asia, and Madagascar and East Africa. Shallow cumulus clouds are seen within trade wind regimes and are capped from becoming taller by a trade wind inversion, which is caused by descending air aloft from within the subtropical ridge. The weaker the trade winds become, the more rainfall can be expected in the neighboring landmasses. The trade winds also transport nitrate- and phosphate-rich Saharan dust to all Latin America, the Caribbean Sea, and to parts of southeastern and southwestern North America. Sahara dust is on occasion present in sunsets across Florida. When dust from the Sahara travels over land, rainfall is suppressed and the sky changes from a blue to a white appearance which leads to an increase in red sunsets. Its presence negatively impacts air quality by adding to the count of airborne particulates.

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  1. trade wind

    Trade winds are regular, consistent winds that flow towards the equator, blowing from the northeast in the northern hemisphere and from the southeast in the southern hemisphere. They originate from the subtropical high pressure zones and are known for their reliability and consistency. Historically, these winds were significant for maritime trade routes, hence the name "trade winds".

Wikidata

  1. Trade wind

    The trade winds are the prevailing pattern of easterly surface winds found in the tropics, within the lower portion of the Earth's atmosphere, in the lower section of the troposphere near the Earth's equator. The trade winds blow predominantly from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere, strengthening during the winter and when the Arctic oscillation is in its warm phase. Historically, the trade winds have been used by captains of sailing ships to cross the world's oceans for centuries, and enabled European empire expansion into the Americas and trade routes to become established across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, hence the name "trade wind". In meteorology, the trade winds act as the steering flow for tropical storms that form over the Atlantic, Pacific, and southern Indian Oceans and make landfall in North America, Southeast Asia, and Madagascar and eastern Africa, respectively. Trade winds also steer African dust westward across the Atlantic ocean into the Caribbean sea, as well as portions of southeastern North America. Shallow cumulus clouds are seen within trade wind regimes, and are capped from becoming taller by a trade wind inversion, which is caused by descending air aloft from within the subtropical ridge. The weaker the trade winds become, the more rainfall can be expected within neighboring landmasses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade wind in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade wind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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