Tropical Zodiac

Science / Astrology / Tropical Zodiac: The circle of signs that follows the apparent path of the Sun (ecliptic). Also called the movable zodiac because it shifts slightly each year relative to the constellations of the sidereal zodiac. See also Precession of the Equinoxes.

Zodiac

Science / Astrology / Zodiac: From the Greek zodiakos, literally circle of animals. See also tropical zodiac, sidereal zodiac. MORE

Tropical Storm

Science / Weather / Tropical Storm: A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface winds are from 39 miles per hour (34 knots) to 73 miles per hour (63 knots). At this point, the system is given a name to identify and track i MORE

Tropical Signs

Science / Astrology / Tropical Signs: Cancer and Capricorn; so-called because they occupy parts of the ecliptic where the Sun reaches its farthest point north (Tropic of Cancer) and south (Tropic of Capricorn). The Sun's ingress into thes MORE

Tropical Rain Forest Biome

Science / Biology / Tropical Rain Forest Biome: The most complex and diverse biome; found near the equator in South America and Africa; characterized by thin soils, heavy rainfall, and little fiuctuation in temperature. MORE

Tropical Wave

Science / Weather / Tropical Wave: Another name for an easterly wave, it is an area of relatively low pressure moving westward through the trade wind easterlies. Generally, it is associated with extensive cloudiness and showers, and ma MORE

Tropical Prediction Center (TPC)

Science / Weather / Tropical Prediction Center (TPC): A division of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the Center issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous weather conditions in the tropics for both domestic and inter MORE

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