The Southeast Trade Winds

Fiji Meteorological Service Rainfall

Most of the western region of the tropical South Pacific benefits from the Southeast Trade Winds. These are produced by the effect of Coriolis deflection on surface air drawn towards the low pressure region at the Equator, called the Equatorial Trough. The Coriolis deflection of winds, which is to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, is caused by the Earth's rotation. The Southeast Trade Winds are persistent for most of the year, although they tend to be weaker in the summer season from...

Case Study Coastal Erosion on Niue Island During Tropical Cyclone Heta in January

Coastal Erosion Egypt

Tropical Cyclone Heta was the first tropical cyclone to form in the RSMC-Nadi area of responsibility during the 2003-2004 tropical cyclone season Fiji Meteorological Service 2004 . The system was first identified as a tropical depression north of Fiji on 28 December 2003, as it moved northeastwards to reach a position just west of Atafu, the northernmost of the Tokelau atolls. Fig. 7.6. Changes in the geomorphology of a sand spit, formerly connected to the low limestone island of Yanuca in...