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Explain the surface and upper circulation components of Hadley cells, and specify how they are related.
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McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation


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Hadley cells are mirror image circulations of air north and south of the equator. In each hemisphere, trade-wind air flows equatorward into the Intertropical Convergence.  The air rises to the top of the troposphere and spreads northward and southward (the antitrade winds). At 20-30 degrees away from the equator, air subsides and warms to form subtropical highs. On the equatorward side of the subtropical highs, air diverges to form the trade winds.

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