westerlies

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Zone, lying between the approximate latitudes 35o and 65° in each hemisphere, in which the air motion is mainly from west to east, especially in the high troposphere and low stratosphere. Near the earth's surface, the zone is particularly well marked in the southern hemisphere.

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