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Definition of the noun shamal

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  1. A hot, dry wind that blows across the Persian Gulf during the summer


Shamal a.k.a. Shamal, Khost Province: Shamal is the center of Shamal District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located at 33°18′41″N 69°32′52″E / 33.3114°N 69.5478°E at 1581 m altitude in the eastern part of the district.


Shamal is a fictional character from the 2007 TV series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS.

  • also known as Lady of the Lake


"Shamal" is an album by Gong, originally released in early 1976.


Shamal: A shamal [شمال, north] is a northwesterly wind blowing over Iraq and the Persian Gulf states, often strong during the day, but decreasing at night. This weather effect occurs anywhere from once to several times a year, mostly in summer but sometimes in winter. The resulting wind typically creates large sandstorms that impact Iraq, most sand having been picked up from Jordan and Syria.

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Google previewThe Cambridge History of Iran (1968)

by W. B. Fisher

The Shamal is a north-westerly wind (shamal means north) that blows down the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates ; it affects the head and coastal areas of the Persian Gulf from February to October, though its greatest intensity and steadiness ...

Google previewStorms, Violent Winds, and Earth's Atmosphere (2010)

by John P. Rafferty

Shamal The shamal is a hot and dry, dusty wind from the north or northwest in Iraq, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula. In June and July it blows almost continuously, but usually under 50 kilometres (about 30 miles) per hour. The wind causes ...

Google previewKids' World Atlas (2010)

A Young Person's Guide to the Globe by Karen Foster, Felicia Law

Caspian Sea 2 69 Arabian Peninsula IRAN IRAq Black Sea R e d S e a Arabian Sea 1 The shamal is a dry, dusty summer wind that blows over Iraq, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula. It blows for about two months—often without stopping.

Google previewEarth System Processes and Disaster Management (2012)

by Rajiv Sinha, Rasik Ravindra

the summer Shamal is a strong cold front that passes ...

Google previewArabian Deserts (2006)

Nature, Origin and Evolution by H. Stewart Edgell

The summer Shamal is a persistent wind that blows over Iraq and eastern Arabia from late May to early July. It results from circulation around a semi-permanent high-pressure cell over northern Arabia combined with cyclonic circulation around ...

Google previewCollege Writing Skills (2002)

by Peder Jones, Jay Farness

The shamal is a fierce hot wind that blows almost constantly across the peninsula . 8. The sands shift gradually under the relentless influence of this wind. 9. Most sectors of this empty desert receive only three to four inches of rain in an average ...

Google previewClimatic Geomorphology (2005)

The shamal is a wind that blows towards the north during summer in Iraq and the Iranian Gulf. Most of these ...

Google previewClimate Change in Deserts (2014)

by Martin Williams

The Shamal is a dry wind by the time it blows to the south, mobilising sand and causing dust storms. 18.3 Cenozoic desiccation of the Sahara and adjacent deserts The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. It extends more than 4,800 ...

Google previewCoral Reefs of the Gulf (2012)

Adaptation to Climatic Extremes by Bernhard Riegl, Sam J. Purkis

The Shamal is a low-level wind (the air masses close to the ground flow faster than those higher up, Fig. 2.8) and is generally speaking the result of an interaction between barometric lows and highs over Arabia and the Gulf region as well as ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes] (2010)

The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts by Spencer C. Tucker

Shamal. A shamal is a prevailing northerly and northwesterly ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Literature (1992)

Sasay to Zorgot by Mohan Lal

SHAMAL. —. SHAMBA. SHAMBHU SINGH, MANOHAR — SHAMKARA NflSHRA SHAMS FAQIR — SHAMSUD. self. It is a remarkable re-creation of bygone times and social conditions, and against the vivid background of changing times and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Coastal Science (2006)

by Maurice Schwartz

The prevailing "Shamal" wind blows down the axis of the Gulf from the NW, then from the north to the south. Summer months are essentially calm, but during the winter the Shamal may be very strong. Mangrove stands are found at intervals ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

_ SHAMAL mesquite _ PACAY, PROSOPIS mesquite bean flour PINOLE message _ NEWS, NOTE, WORD messenger _ ANGEL, ENVOY, NUNCIO messenger of the gods _ HERMES, MERCURY metal _ ORE, TIN, GOLD, IRON, LEAD, ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East (2013)

by David Seddon

AdDawhah, AlGhuwayriyah, Al Jumayliyah, AlKhawr, AlWakrah, ArRayyan, Jarayan alBatinah, Madinat ash Shamal and Umm Salal. In July ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

Arabian Deserts The Arabian Peninsula is dominated by extensive dune systems , including the world's largest sand sea, the Rub al Khali, the Nafud, and Ad Dahna, all influenced by the northwesterly Shamal wind system (Fig. 8). The Wahiba ...

Google previewDictionary of Turkic Languages (2016)

by Kurtulus Oztopcu, Zhoumagaly Abouv, Nasir Kambarov, Youssef Azemoun

rüczgar ел yel image (Shamal) шасол shamol Window т. 8. 1 2 3. 4. 5 6 7 пенМере ропсэгэ терезе (tereze) тезе (tereze) тэрэзэ (taraza) pencere эпишге арisge image (deriza) дераза deraza ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Weather (2008)

by Storm Dunlop

See also SHAMAL. sensible heat The energy absorbed or emitted by a substance during a change in *temperature that is not accompanied by a phase change; compare LATENT HEAT. In meteorology, it is generally taken to apply to a parcel ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Pathan Tribes on the North-west Frontier of India (1899)

Shamal Khel. — A minor fraction of Pirwal Khel, Tatar Khel or Akhorwal, Hassan Khel, Adam Khel, Afridis. Sham Ali Khel.

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