Tue, Dec 21, 2010
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS
welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Usually applied to the broad patterns of persistent winds with a
westerly component. It is the dominant persistent atmospheric
motion, centered over the midlatitudes of each hemisphere. Near the
earth's surface, the westerlies extend from approximately 35 to 65
degrees latitude, while in the upper levels they extend further
polarward and equatorward.
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