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.

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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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.
An intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) would bring overcast skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Mindanao, the weather bureau said in its forecast on Monday.
A recent study in Nature Communications has made a surprising new breakthrough in this area by connecting a particular periodic tilt of the Earth to changes in the world's heaviest rain belt and largest source of heat and moisture--the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
Meanwhile, the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) remains the prevailing weather system that is currently affecting Mindanao.
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.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), a low pressure area (LPA) embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will dampen Palawan and Mindanao, specifically CARAGA, Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN.
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.