prevailing wind

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Noun1.prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
antitrades - wind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade winds
trade wind, trade - steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west"
antitrade, antitrade wind - winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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The master of the merchantman assured him that from the position at which they had picked him up, and the prevailing winds for the past week he could have been on no other island than one of the Cape Verde group, which lie off the West Coast of Africa in about 16x or 17x north latitude.
No stream could be more convenient for navigation, since the prevailing wind is south-east, and sailing boats may make a continuous progress to the Peruvian frontier, dropping down again with the current.
Not only do judiciously placed trees and shrubs harness prevailing winds and push them toward the house, but as they grow, plants help cool the air through a process called transpiration.
The company started to market its AW3000 in Brazil in 2012, and the platform has demonstrated its high level of competitiveness and adaptation to the prevailing winds in the country, offering a high level of reliability and performance at a reduced cost of energy generated.
NEA said that widespread haze is still persisting in southern and central Sumatra, with the prevailing winds expected to blow from the south-southeast or south-southwest on Thursday.
For instance, things like tents - rain will travel thousands of miles against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
Both currents and prevailing winds may be instrumental in depositing marine litter from many other countries and even from across the Atlantic onto beaches in Wales," said Ms Bell.
If the Martian deserts are covered by finely divided mineral material resembling sand, then the action of prevailing winds should produce long, straight, narrow systems of sand dunes [proposes F.
1971: British man Chay Blyth becomes "rst to sail the world non-stop - in the "wrong" direction - east to west and against the prevailing winds and currents.
Williams, L4 be achieved by recreating another Hiroshima or Nagasaki literally, with prevailing winds, in our own back yard?
In my view, the prevailing winds of political correctness, which suppress criticism of Islam, have been contributing into subtly changing Europe into a side-kick of the Muslim world by default.
They suggested that the dust absorbs warmth from sunlight, drawing moist air from the tropics and increasing the intensity of the prevailing winds that transport moisture from the Arabian Sea into India, where it falls as rain.