A foehn in the Schouten Islands north of New Guinea.


Related Terms

LEVECHE

A warm wind in Spain, either a foehn or a hot southerly wind in advance of a low pressure area moving from the Sahara Desert.

FOEHN

A warm, dry, wind blowing down the leeward slope of a mountain and across a valley floor or plain

SANTA ANA

A strong, dust-laden foehn occurring in Southern California near the mouth of the Santa Ana pass and river.

SIROCCO

A warm wind of the Mediterranean area, either a foehn or a hot southerly wind in advance of a low pressure area moving from the Sahara or Arabian deserts.

HALNY

A destructive Foehn wind of Southern Poland and Slovakia.

ZONDA

A wind of the eastern slopes of the Andes during May and November. See foehn

GULF STREAM SYSTEM

A system of ocean currents comprised of the Florida Current, the Gulf Stream, and the North Atlantic Current.

GUIANA CURRENT

An ocean current flowing northwestward along the northeast coast of South America. The Guiana Current is an extension of the Atlantic South Equatorial Current, which crosses the equator and approaches the coast of South America. Eventually, it is joined by part of the Atlantic North Equatorial Current and becomes, successively, the CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, and the FLORIDA CURRENT. Also called NORTH BRAZIL CURRENT.

GRID MAGNETIC ANGLE

Angular difference in direction between grid north and magnetic north. It is measured east or west from grid north. Grid magnetic angle is sometimes called GRID VARIATION or GRIVATION.

GRID TRACK

The direction of the track relative to grid north

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