Subtropical

Science / Weather / Subtropical: The region between the tropical and temperate regions, an area between 35° and 40° North and South latitude. This is generally an area of semi-permanent high pressure that exists and is where the Azores and North Pacific Highs may be found.

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

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

Trade Winds

Science / Marine Biology / Trade Winds: Persistent winds at low latitudes in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, blowing toward the west and the equator MORE

Jet Stream

Science / Weather / Jet Stream: An area of strong winds that are concentrated in a relatively narrow band in the upper troposphere of the middle latitudes and subtropical regions of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Flowing in MORE

Polar Jet

Science / Weather / Polar Jet: Marked by a concentration of isotherms and strong vertical shear, this jet is the boundary between the polar air and the subtropical air. It often divides into two branches, the north and the south, a MORE

Azores High

Science / Weather / Azores High: A semi-permanent, subtropical area of high pressure in the North Atlantic Ocean that migrates east and west with varying central pressure. Depending on the season, it has different names. In the North MORE

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