Definition of Hadley cell in English:

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Hadley cell

Pronunciation: /ˈhadlē ˌsel/

noun

Meteorology
A large-scale atmospheric convection cell in which air rises at the equator and sinks at medium latitudes, typically about 30° north or south.
Example sentences
  • The near-surface equatorward branch of the Hadley cell is transporting cool air to warmer regions.
  • This movement causes the three Hadley cells in the northern hemisphere to ‘elongate’ southwards.
  • This cell, in contrast to the Hadley cells, straddles the equator and thus is very asymmetric.

Origin

1950s: named after George Hadley (1685–1768), English scientific writer.

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Syllabification: Had·ley cell

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