The trade winds in two belts on the equatorial sides of the horse latitudes heat up as they move toward the Equator.
What is meant by "horse latitudes," and what was the origin of the name?
Are now in the "horse latitudes," but cannot complain; the trade has pushed us along bravely, and served us well.
Surface winds known as “westerlies” flow from the horse latitudes toward the poles.
The wind was gradually becoming lighter, and we knew we were nearing the doldrums, or horse latitudes.
Every condition was as if arranged for a special occasion, or to recompense us for the tedium of the horse latitudes.
These slow movements in the "horse latitudes" were not distasteful to me.
|horse latitudes |
Either of two regions of the globe, found over the oceans about 30 degrees north and south of the equator, where winds are light and the weather is hot and dry. They are associated with high atmospheric pressure and with the large-scale descent of cool dry air that spreads either toward the equator, as the trade winds, or toward the poles, as the westerlies.