Home (ITCZ)

 Meteorology 

What is what? Everything you always wanted to know.
  » »
 
   

ITCZ

Meteorology  Isothermal  January thaw

ITCZ - Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. A region where the two equatorial Hadley cells border each other. Air converges near the equator associated with upward motion and divergence aloft. Heat is transported away from the equator in the upper troposphere.
...


ITCZ: Inter-tropical Convergence Zone. The region where the northeasterly and southeasterly tradewinds converge, forming an often continuous band of clouds or thunderstorms near the equator.

ITCZ: Acronym for Intertropical Convergence Zone.
National Weather Service
Detroit/Pontiac, MI Weather Forecast Office
9200 White Lake Road
White Lake, MI 48386
248-620-9804
Page Author: DTX Webmaster
Web Master's E-mail: w-dtx.webmaster@noaa.gov ...

ITCZ: Intertropical Convergence Zone. Trough located next to the equator, delimiting the convergence zone of the air that moves from the subtropical regions of both hemispheres towards the equator. It is the confluence zone of the southeast and northeast trade winds.

ITCZ - Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. A region of convergence between the trade wind systems from the southern and northern hemispheres. Causes thunderstorm convection in tropical regions near the equator. See also TRADE WINDS.

INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ) An area where the Northern and Southern Hemispheric trade winds converge, usually located between 10 degrees North and South of the equator.

Tropical cyclone Nigel formed from a low which had been embedded in the ITCZ for several days. The low started life as an ill-defined circulation near Cape York Peninsula and drifted slowly eastwards. A recognisable circulation formed about 1200 UTC on 14 January 1985 at 16.5S, 150.

Climatologically, low pressure forms at the Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), as part of the Hadley Cell circulation. Many of the world's rainforests are associated with these climatological low pressure systems.

It is a plume-like object that extends from the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) northward or southward into the higher latitudes. It is usually located over a 850 to 700 mb theta-e ridge axis. As a result, it is a favored location for the development of a Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC).

The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Highly visible on satellite imagery of the Earth's equatorial regions, this is the somewhat narrow discontinuous belt along either side of the equator where convective clouds and thunderstorms often dominate.

The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ): The zone where air streams from both hemispheres converge oscillates with the sun from season to season and lies South of the equator, usually across or near Malawi between November and March.

ITCZ) The boundary zone separating the northeast trade winds of the Northern Hemisphere from the southeast trade winds of the Southern Hemisphere. The region where the northeasterly and southeasterly tradewinds converge, forming an often continuous band of clouds or thunderstorms near the equator.

The first is the InterTropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The ITCZ is a near-solid ring of thunderstorms surrounding the globe found in the tropics.

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) The boundary zone separating the northeast trade winds of the Northern Hemisphere from the southeast trade winds of the Southern Hemisphere.
Inundation Map A map delineating the area that would be inundated in the event of a dam failure.

Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) - Discontinuous belt of thunderstorms paralleling the equator and marking the convergence of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere surface trade winds.
Inverse square law - Intensity of radiation decreases as the inverse square of distance traveled. ...

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ): belt of clouds and thunderstorms that runs parallel to the equator and marks where the trade winds of both hemispheres come together. Shifts seasonally, and is associated with monsoons and dry seasons in some regions.

A relatively narrow zone of persistent thunderstorms in tropical waters. It marks the meeting or convergent point of winds originating from both the northern and southern hemispheres. The ITCZ usually lies poleward of the Equatorial trough.
Inversion ...

EQUATORIAL TROUGH
The quasi-continuous area of low pressure between the subtropical high pressure areas in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
Related terms: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and doldrums ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Surface, Pressure, Temperature, Cyclone, Convergence?

◄ Isothermal   January thaw ►
 
RSS Mobile