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" Monsoons are periodical currents of air 600116 ? which in the Arabian, Indian, and China seas blow for nearly six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in a contrary direction. They are called monsoons from an Arabic word signifying... "
Pneumatics - Page 65
by Charles Tomlinson - 1848
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Curiosities of Physical Geography

Wilhelm Wittich - Earthquakes - 1845 - 432 pages
...prevail in another part of the ocean which are much more favourable to navigation. These winds blow for six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in an opposite course. They are, therefore, called periodical winds. They are almost entirely limited to the northern...
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Natural Phenomena

Natural phenomena - 1846 - 142 pages
...smaller animals was discovered." MONSOONS. IK the Indian Ocean certain periodical winds prevail, which blow for nearly six months of the year in one direction,...direction. The Malays call them Mooseen, which signifies year or season. In English, this term has been corrupted into Monsoons, These winds blow with most...
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Pneumatics: For the Use of Beginners ...

Charles Tomlinson - Pneumatics - 1852 - 158 pages
...theory of the trade-wind. The monsoons of the Indian Ocean are also modifications of the trade- winds due to the presence of vast masses of land. These...the year in one direction, and for the other six in * These will be found represented in Fig. 27. H2 an opposite direction. The Malays call them mooseen,...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction, Volume 1

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1852 - 652 pages
...let my last end be like his !"t MONSOONS. IN the Ind,an Ocean certam periodical winds prevail, which blow for nearly six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in an opposile direction. The Malays call them Mooseen, which signifies year or season. In English, this...
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Wells's Natural Philosophy: For the Use of Schools, Academies, and Private ...

David Ames Wells - Physics - 1857 - 492 pages
...mon- 626. Monsoons are periodical currents of air BOOHS? which in the Arabian, Indian, and China seas blow for nearly six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in a contrary direction. They are called monsoons from an Arabic word signifying season ; they are also...
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Wells's Natural Philosophy

David Ames Wells - 1858 - 466 pages
...626. Monsoons are periodical currents of air 600116 ? which in the Arabian, Indian, and China seas blow for nearly six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in a contrary direction. They are called monsoons from an Arabic word signifying season ; they are also...
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Manual of modern geography, mathematical, physical, and political

Alexander Mackay - Geography - 1861 - 720 pages
...Cancer, and from the E. coast of Africa to Japan and the ЛУ. jiart of the Pacific Ocean. They blow for six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in an opposite one ; the change occurring about the 15th April and the 15th October. On the north side of the equator...
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The Tempest: an Account of the Origin and Phenomena of Wind, in Various ...

Charles Tomlinson - Winds - 1861 - 408 pages
...westerly winds for many weeks. The monsoons of the Indian Ocean are also modifications of the trade wind, due to the presence of vast masses of land. These winds are called periodical, in contradistinction to the trades, which are constant winds. The monsoons blow for nearly six months...
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Elements of modern geography

Alexander Mackay - Geography - 1864 - 334 pages
...modifications, changing their direction at certain seasons of the year, and hence named Monsoons. These blow for six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in an opposite one—the change occurring about the 15th April and the 15th October. The Monsoons regulate the alternations...
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Natural Philosophy: For the Use of School, Academies and Private Students ...

David Ames Wells - 1871 - 462 pages
...mon- 626. Monsoons are periodical currents of air BOOnB? which in the Arabian, Indian, and China seas blow for nearly six months of the year in one direction, and for the other six in a contrary direction. They are called monsoons from an Arabic word signifying season; they are also...
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