intertropical convergence zone


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intertropical convergence zone

n.
A broad area of low atmospheric pressure where the northeasterly and southeasterly trade winds converge over the equatorial region, extending approximately 10° north and south of the equator. Warm, humid air that converges here rises and cools, forming clouds and frequent, heavy showers.
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Intertropical Convergence Zone

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol the zone of deep convection and heavy rainfall in the tropics, esp along or near the equator. Abbreviation: ITCZ
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"Sensitivity of Intertropical Convergence Zone Movement to the Latitudinal Position of Thermal Forcing," in the April Journal of Climate.
In the summer, monsoon winds already emptied of their moisture flow along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) before they swerve north over the Wahiba Sands.
Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), a breeding ground for potential tropical cyclones, is affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao.
Esperanza Cayanan, head of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA, said the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), a rain-producing weather system, would start to be active in early June.
The work found that the aerosols reached as far south as the Intertropical Convergence Zone, close to the equator, where trade winds swirl together and shoot hot air to high altitudes.
The Davao region in Mindanao, meanwhile, will be affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) which will likewise bring isolated rain showers.