Definition of Hadley cell
: a pattern of atmospheric circulation in which warm air rises near the equator, cools as it travels poleward at high altitude, sinks as cold air, and warms as it travels equatorward; also : a similar atmospheric circulation pattern on another planet (as Mars)
Origin of hadley cell
George Hadley †1768 English scientific writer
First Known Use: 1955
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