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A formulation of the general characteristics of the wind strengths and directions found in a cyclone, and of the way in which the system propagates as a whole. First described by Brandes in 1826, H. Dove in 1826, and W. Redfield in 1831, it was of extreme practical importance for mariners, being the first scientifically based rule on which they could base their decisions.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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