convergence zone


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Related to convergence zone: Intertropical Convergence Zone

convergence zone

n
(Geological Science) geology a zone where tectonic plates collide, typified by earthquakes, mountain formation, and volcanic activity

convergence zone

That region in the deep ocean where sound rays, refractured from the depths, return to the surface.
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The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is quite narrow, meaning that some of the rainiest spots in the tropics are located just a few hundred kilometers from the Earth's driest deserts.
The project is also located in a convergence zone and by facilitating access to the region promotes regional development.
The overall evidence is that the La Nina has collapsed, despite the Pacific Ocean convergence zone indicating a negative oscillation.
The researchers also demonstrated a link between rainfall and temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere via the movement of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)--a strip of thunderstorms near the equator where winds from the Northern and Southern hemispheres meet.
Previously, scientists believed that a region called the Intertropical Convergence Zone formed the boundary between the hemispheres.