intertropical convergence zone

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intertropical convergence zone

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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

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(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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I understood quite a good deal of First Principles, but his Biology took the wind out of my sails, and his Psychology left me butting around in the doldrums for many a day.
The day the Mariposa entered the doldrums, Martin was more miserable than ever.
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These people have had years of being in the doldrums,' said Sturrock during the celebrations at the Millennium Stadium.