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Old 15-03-2016, 08:41   #1
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The Doldrums

Just been looking at a globe indicating general global circulation of air. Interested to learn why the Doldrums extends 420M N but only 120M S from the Equator. Thanks

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There are seasonal variations.. as the summers move from N to S and back..
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Re: The Doldrums

I did wonder about that but no indication on the sketch of the globe as to time of year.

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Re: The Doldrums

A combination of factors. The majority of continental masses being N of the equator plus different thermoclines and different sea surface temperature profiles N and S of the equator.

Note that the Doldrums do not occupy the whole of that area all they time - they occur in a meandering band which moved N/S throughout the year.
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