equatorial zone

equatorial zone

The belt between latitudes 10°N and 10°S of the equator.
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The country lies within the equatorial zone 5o North and 5o South where Coriolis effect is zero.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world and is grown in 50 countries along the equatorial zone called "The Bean Belt," which is located between latitudes 25 degrees north and 30 degrees south.
Coffee is the second most-traded commodity in the world and is grown in 50 countries along the equatorial zone called 'The Bean Belt,' located between latitudes 25 degrees north and 30 degrees south.
R., 1951: Wind and weather in the equatorial zone. Trans.
This study confirms the presence of the smooth hammerhead shark in the Atlantic equatorial zone, indicating a possible range extension for the species.
Even so, with my 6-inch reflector I can almost always see some of Saturn's banding: the bright Equatorial Zone, the slightly darker North Equatorial Belt (the South Equatorial Belt is behind the rings now), and the dusky North Polar Region.
Jupiter itself usually shows at least two of its brownish-tan belts in a small telescope, and a larger scope reveals more detail: the iconic Great Red Spot (when it's on the side of Jupiter facing us), smaller white spots, ripples and turbulence in the edges of the belts and the bright zones between them, and sometimes trailing festoons in the bright Equatorial Zone. Jupiter's windy clouds are forever changing.
"This air at the top of the troposphere reaches the stable stratosphere and has to go somewhere else, so it diverges away from the equatorial zone to the subtropics.
The Equatorial Zone (EZ) was the brightest zone on the planet and had a yellow or cream colour.
Even if you're not, the equatorial zone is like travelling to a jungle on the other side of the world, with the reassurance of knowing that you can step out and have an ice cream before too long.
A major air flow feed to the equatorial zone are the trade winds which is driven by the core strengths of the sub-tropical High Pressure Belt.