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- n. Plural form of tropic.
- n. The region of the Earth, centred on the equator and lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and characterized by a hot climate.
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- n. the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate
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One of the problems with living on the coast in the tropics is the terrible heat in the summer time (someone mentioned that about Mérida).
CHARLES: Temperatures in the tropics are the same across thousands of miles, from Mexico City to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The other important weather feature in the tropics is the subtropical high pressure zone.
One of the most important weather features found in the tropics is the intertropical convergence zone.
But what's really remarkable about it is how well it's correlated with sea surface temperature in the tropics, which is relatively well measured.
The most common weather pattern in the tropics is the monsoon, characterized by drought during short days and rain during long days.
Although the vetiver found almost everywhere in the tropics is the same species, it has been scattered in myriad locations for a long time, and it is possible that the germplasm is not as genetically uniform as might appear.
The best combination in the tropics is usually a mesh screen (for insects) with a glass, wood, or well-made bamboo or reed shutter (for rain).
Arctic Ocean and in the tropics are the most virulent.
Early morning in the tropics is the pleasantest time of the day, and although the road from Mr. Black's hacienda to Moreno would take them from an altitude of over four thousand feet down to about two thousand feet above sea level, they would be sufficiently up in the mountains to make riding fairly comfortable.
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