ITCZ over the North Pacific

ITCZ over the North Pacific

24 July 2013 21:30 UTC

ITCZ over the North Pacific
ITCZ over the North Pacific

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.

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22 October 2020

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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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