Hadley cell

noun Had·ley cell \ ˈhad-lē- \

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 (such as Mars)

Origin and Etymology of hadley cell

George Hadley †1768 English scientific writer


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