Monday, 11 April 2011

ITCZ explained

This Photo from the NASA observatory website is a clear depiction of the ITCZ from a couple of weeks ago. The line of clouds running across the Northern sector of South America and across both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is a result of the area receiving the most insolation, therefore the most evapotranspiration, and low pressure forming as a result of the continued rise of warm air. Remember, it is the Long Wave Terrestrial Radiation that heats the air, not the incoming UV.

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