A nautical term for the prevailing westerly winds of the temperate zones in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Roar'ing for'ties (Nautical)
The middle latitudes of the southern hemisphere. So called from the boisterous and prevailing westerly winds, which are especially strong in the South Indian Ocean up to 50° S.
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• The middle latitudes of the southern hemisphere. So called from the boisterous and prevailing westerly winds, which are especially strong in the South Indian Ocean up to 50
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areas between latitudes 40° and 50° south in the Southern Hemisphere, where the prevailing winds blow persistently from the west. The roaring forties ... [4 related articles]
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roaring forties, name applied, especially by sailors, to the latitudes between 40°S and 50°S, where the prevailing westerly winds are strong and steady. Unlike the winds in the Northern Hemisphere, those in the roaring forties are not impeded by large land areas.
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The roaring forties are the seaman's name for the steady north-west anti-trade winds between latitudes 40 degrees and 60 degrees South.
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Roaring Forties is an album by Peter Hammill, released on his own Fie! label in 1994. It, and the following album, X My Heart, are Hammill`s most recent albums that primarily contain an organic, full-band rock style. While there are occasional tracks on later albums in this style, Hammill`s principal mode has moved since this album
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The Roaring Forties are strong westerly winds found in the Southern Hemisphere, generally between the latitudes of 40 and 50 degrees. The strong west-to-east air currents are caused by the combination of air being displaced from the Equator towards the South Pole and the Earth`s rotation, and there are few landmasses to serve as windbreaks. The R.
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The area between 40 degrees and 50 degrees latitude noted for strong winds and large seas.
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