Definition of midlatitudes in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmidˌladəˌt(y)o͞odz/ /ˈmɪdˌlædəˌt(j)udz/

plural noun

  • Areas lying between 35 and 55 (or more broadly, between 30 and 60) degrees north or south of the equator.

    ‘mesoscaleconvective systems in the tropics and midlatitudes’
    • ‘In the past, atmospheric observations at midlatitudes were insufficient for creating the single-column and cloud-resolving models.’
    • ‘Anthropogenic depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer at the polar zone and also at earth midlatitudes is leading to considerable increment in UV-B radiation on the earth's surface.’
    • ‘Thus the clear sky value at sea level in the tropics would normally be in the range 10-12 and 10 is an exceptionally high value for northern midlatitudes.’
    • ‘Viewed from the northern midlatitudes, Venus rises within a half hour of 4 A.M. local time throughout the winter and spring - nearly two hours before dawn's first light in January.’
    • ‘Equator-to-pole gradients were uneven, however, with a broader tropical region that peaked in extent in the late Early Cretaceous and, reflecting modern climate trends, the greatest decrease in temperature occurs at midlatitudes.’
    • ‘But at midlatitudes, dense clouds are relatively rare above 7 km.’
    • ‘It is clear that endothermy need not be evoked in order to explain apparently stable temperatures in medium-sized dinosaurs living at midlatitudes.’
    • ‘But the gullies typically are found at midlatitudes, where temperatures are so cold that the presence of liquid water is unlikely.’
    • ‘Similar to the May 29 event, aurora were observed at midlatitudes - in both Europe and the United States.’
    • ‘The weather systems responsible for transporting heat and moisture towards Antarctica have their origins in the midlatitudes of the Southern Hemisphere or in the circumpolar trough of low pressure.’