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The Ferrel cell

The Ferrel cell is the average motion of air in the mid-latitudes.occurs at higher latitudes (between 30 degrees and 60 degrees N and 30 degrees and 60 degrees S.

In the Ferrel cell, air flows poleward and eastward near the surface and equatorward and westward at higher altitudes; this movement is the reverse of the airflow in the Hadley cell. The Ferrel Cell plays a major part in the poleward energy (mainly heat) transport.

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