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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"Sensitivity of Intertropical Convergence Zone Movement to the Latitudinal Position of Thermal Forcing," in the April Journal of Climate.
The controlling wind flow in both hemispheres is that of the Trade Winds which feed the Torrid Zone and its core rainfall belt (the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone: ITCZ) with a regular, reliable moist air inflow.
They discovered evidence to suggest that during the Little Ice Age, many of the islands were considerably more arid than they are today, suggesting that the so-called intertropical convergence zone had shifted southward during that time.

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