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Westerlies and their effects on maritime ice caps and glaciers

McCulloch R (2011) Westerlies and their effects on maritime ice caps and glaciers. In: Singh VP, Singh P, Haritashya UK (ed.). Encycolpedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 1224-1227.


An encyclopedia entry for: Westerlies, a meteorological phenomenon where the thermal gradient between the mid-latitudes and the polar regions leads to increased baroclinicity and increased thermal winds in a westerly direction along the polar front in both hemispheres.

Polar convergence zone low pressure storms; Westerly storms; Westerly air circulation

EditorSingh VP, Singh P, Haritashya UK
AuthorsMcCulloch Robert
Title of seriesEncyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
Publication date2011
Place of publicationDordrecht
ISSN of series 1388-4360
ISBN 978-90-481-2641-5
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