depressed or despondent mood; " in a slump"
A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors.
area along the meteorological equator where surface sea winds are weak and variable and rainfall is heavy.
A belt of calm encircling the Earth slightly north of the Equator between the two belts of Trade Winds. It is associated with clouds, high humidity and light, variable winds. Sailing ships can be trapped for days or weeks in the Doldrums when the winds disappear.
Areas of the ocean where there is usually very little wind.
a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
An area between the weather systems of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres characterized by frustrating light winds, major shifts in wind direction and sudden violent squalls.
The doldrums are a belt of very still air near the equator that stalled sailing ships. The doldrums are located between 5 degrees north and 5 degrees south of the equator. The doldrums ar also known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (or ITCZ).
regions near the equator where there is little or no wind
A narrow, virtually windless zone near the Equator, created as heated air rises upward, leaving the ocean’s surface calm and glassy.
Region near the equator characterized by low pressure and light shifting winds. See Wind.
A belt with very slow winds along the equator.
The equatorial oceanic regions of calms and light variable winds, accompanied by heavy rains, thunderstorms and squalls. These belts are variable in position and extent, and as a whole move north and south with the annual changes of the sun's declination, although their movement is considerably less than that of the sun and lags behind it. Back to the top
(Equatorial Calms) Zone of calms or light variable winds, in the lower atmospheric layers.
periods of calm winds and light breezes in the tropics
the regions on either side of the equator where air pressure is low and winds are light.
An area near the equator that has little or no wind
a nautical term for the equatorial trough, with special reference to the light wind and variable nature of the winds.
The region near the equator that is characterized by low pressure and light, shifting winds.
Located between 30 degrees North and 30 degrees South latitudes in the vicinity of the equator, this area typically has calm or light and variable winds. Also a nautical term for the equatorial trough.