# What are pressure belts?

A region on the earth that is dominated by either high pressure cells or low pressure cells is called a pressure belt. The horizontal distribution of air pressure across the latitudes is characterised by high or low-pressure belts. This is, however, a theoretical model because pressure belts are not always found as such on the earth. These pressure belts are:

• The Equatorial Low Pressure Belt
• The Subtropic High Pressure Belts
• The Sub-polar Low Pressure Betts
• The Polar High Pressure Belts