Atlantic Ocean

Subtropical latitudes of the Atlantic ocean

In subtropical latitudes of the Atlantic ocean in the warm season of the prevailing air mass is the Maritime tropical air in winter air from temperate latitudes.

In the warm season in the Western parts of the ocean subtropical latitudes prevailing winds blowing from low latitudes to high, and in the East of the high latitudes in low. Therefore, in the Western parts of the ocean in a warm season are observed at higher temperatures than in the East. It should be noted that in the warm season in the Eastern parts of the ocean subtropical latitudes water temperature is below the temperature of air, which prevents the development of convection. Therefore, in the Eastern parts of the ocean subtropical zone of the precipitation falls in the summer few. So, on the island of Madeira, the amount of precipitation for the period June-August is just 15 mm In the Western parts of the ocean, the air comes in the subtropical zone of the low latitudes. It significantly dampened. In these parts of the ocean water has a higher temperature than the air that leads to the development of convection and the formation of deposits of local importance. Because of this precipitation during the warm season in the Western parts of the ocean subtropical zone falls much. On the Bermuda Islands, located in the Western part of the subtropical zone of the Atlantic ocean, precipitation for the period June-August is about 300 mm Continue reading

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