Tropical Month

Science / Tides and Currents / Tropical Month: The average period of the revolution of the Moon around the Earth with respect to the vernal equinox. Its length is approximately 27.32 1,582 days.

Synodical Month

Science / Tides and Currents / Synodical Month: The average period of the revolution of the Moon around the Earth with respect to the Sun, or the average interval between corresponding phases of the Moon. The synodical month is approximately 29.530 MORE

Tropical

Science / Marine Biology / Tropical: Being within the latitudinal zone bounded by the two tropics (23º 27' north and south latitude) MORE

Tropical Air Mass

Science / Weather / Tropical Air Mass: An air mass that forms in the tropics or subtropics over the low latitudes. Maritime tropical air is produced over oceans and is warm and humid, while continental tropical air is formed over arid regi MORE

Tropical Cyclone

Science / Weather / Tropical Cyclone: A warm core low pressure system which develops over tropical, and sometimes subtropical, waters, and has an organized circulation. Depending on sustained surface winds, the system is classified as a t MORE

Subtropical Jet

Science / Weather / Subtropical Jet: Marked by a concentration of isotherms and vertical shear, this jet is the boundary between the subtropical air and the tropical air. It is found approximately between 25° and 35° North latitude and MORE

Subtropical Air

Science / Weather / Subtropical Air: An air mass that forms over the subtropical region. The air is typically warm with a high moisture content due to the low evaporative process. MORE

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