In the north it is due to the fact that the winds from the Pacific lose most of their moisture, especially in winter, on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada; in the south it is due to the fact that the region lies in a zone of calms, and light, variable winds.
The belt of equatorial minimum salinity corresponds with the excessively rainy belt of calms and of the equatorial countercurrent, the salinity diminishing towards the east.
The trade-winds are generally weaker and less persistent in the Pacific than in the Atlantic, and the intervening belt of equatorial calms is broader.
Except in the east of the Pacific, the south-east trade is only fully developed during the southern winter; at other seasons the regular trade-belt is cut across from north-west to south-east by a band twenty to thirty degrees wide, in which the trades alternate with winds from north-east and north, and with calms, the calms prevailing chiefly at the boundary of the monsoon region (5° N.-15° S., 160°-185° E.).
On the Pacific coast the belt of calms, known as the northern horse latitudes, crosses the northern parts of Lower California and Sonora, which accounts for their extreme aridity.
The climate of the coast district is hot, moist and unhealthy, with a season of heavy rain lasting from May to November, during which time variable winds, calms and tornadoes succeed one another.
This effect is well seen in the way in which the wind blowing directly up the Severn estuary is directed along the edges of the Oolitic escarpment north-eastward, thus displacing the centre of cold in winter to the east coast, and the centre of heat in summer to the lower Thames, from the position which both centres would occupy, if calms prevailed, in a beit running from Birmingham to Buckingham.
A considerable part of the republic is covered by the equatorial belt of calms, whose oscillations divide the year into a wet and dry season.
The Mysians appear in the list of the Trojan allies in Homer and are represented as settled in the Calms valley at the coming of Telephus to Pergamum; but nothing else is known of their early history.
passional calms during the second winter.
Except in the east of the Pacific, the south-east trade is only fully developed during the southern winter; at other seasons the regular trade-belt is cut across from north-west to south-east by a band twenty to thirty degrees wide, in which the trades alternate with winds from north-east and north, and with calms, the calms prevailing chiefly at the boundary of the monsoon region (5Ã‚° N.-15Ã‚° S., 160Ã‚°-185Ã‚° E.).
Though there are things in it difficult for the feeble human mind to grasp, it is an admirable book which calms and elevates the soul.
It is believed that purring calms them down, perhaps even triggering the release of endorphins that helps them cope in stressful situations.
Anything that relaxes and calms you will suffice.
However, if alcohol is a de-stressor because it calms you, there's no harm in having a couple of drinks so long as you drink responsibly and don't use the alcohol as an excuse to let your anger or stress out of control.
Your mind calms and becomes centered and your muscles release the tension of the built up stress.
Meditation calms and focuses the mind, and yoga strengthens and reinforces the mind-body connection.
Jamaica Dogwood: Jamaica dogwood, or Piscidia piscipula, reduces pain and calms the body.
The greeter usually reassures the person and calms any fears.
Deep breathing calms the mind and spirit, so seeking this relaxed state will ease each transition of pregnancy.
Freshwater pearl beads are generally made by calms or mussels in China or Japan.
Proponents of the Flat Belly Diet suggest that ginger is a helpful ingredient because it soothes and calms the GI tract.
Ultra Hydrating Repair Mask smoothes, calms, and hydrates the skin over a six-hour period, long after the mask has been removed.
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