The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), known by sailors as the doldrums, is the area encircling the Earth near the equator where the northeast and southeast trade winds converge.
22 October 2020
24 July 2013
Over this wind convergence a line of convective clouds are forming that stand out well in satellite images. This Natural Colour RGB is taken from three consecutive orbits over the North Pacific by the AVHRR instrument onboard Metop-B in the local morning of 24 July.
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