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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It's called the ITCZ (as the inter-tropical convergence zone is a bit of a mouthful
Generally, rainfall patterns fall into bands at specific latitudes, such as the Intertropical Convergence Zone.
My skipper researched the weather and found the conditions developed rapidly and without warning because of the Puget Sound Convergence Zone.
In the convergence zone between relatively warm sea air and the cold above the mountains, fluffy cumulus clouds heavy with moisture build, increasing a little in volume each day.
Barry Gromett, a meteorologist at the London Weather Centre, said that the aircraft was passing through an area known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone.
In this convergence zone, user-generated content, interactivity and customer involvement become the standard rather than the exception.