Subtropical High Pressure Belt

The subtropical High Pressure Belt is located between 30°N to 35°N and 30°S to 35°S.

  • As the air at the Equator moves towards the Poles, it begins to cool and sink at about 30° North and South of the Equator. This creates areas of high air pressure.
  • Because of the rotation of the Earth, air from 60°N and 60°S also descends in the Sub-Tropical Belts.
  • This pressure belt is also a Belt of Calms and is called Horse Latitudes.

Also, Read Pressure belts and types of winds