Convergence zone

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A convergence zone in meteorology is a region in the atmosphere where two prevailing flows meet and interact, usually resulting in distinctive weather conditions.wikipedia
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Cloud

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This causes a mass accumulation that eventually leads to a vertical movement and to the formation of clouds and precipitation.
Frontal and cyclonic lift occur when stable air is forced aloft at weather fronts and around centers of low pressure by a process called convergence.

Intertropical Convergence Zone

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An example of a convergence zone is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), a low pressure area which girdles the Earth at the Equator. The Intertropical Convergence Zone is the result of the Northeasterly trade winds and Southwesterly trade winds converging in an area of high latent heat and low pressure.
The ITCZ was originally identified from the 1920s to the 1940s as the Intertropical Front (ITF), but after the recognition in the 1940s and the 1950s of the significance of wind field convergence in tropical weather production, the term Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) was then applied.

South Pacific convergence zone

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Another example is the South Pacific convergence zone that extends from the western Pacific Ocean toward French Polynesia.
It is often distinct from the ITCZ over Australia, but at times they become one continuous zone of convergence.

Puget Sound Convergence Zone

Some examples are the Puget Sound Convergence Zone which occurs in the Puget Sound region in the U.S. state of Washington; Mohawk–Hudson convergence in the U.S. state of New York; the Elsinore Convergence Zone in the U.S. state of California; the Brown Willy effect which can be generated when south-westerly winds blow over Bodmin Moor in Cornwall; and the Pembrokeshire Dangler which can form when northerly winds blow down the Irish Sea.
This convergence zone generally occurs between north Seattle and Everett and can cause updrafts and convection, which leads to a narrow band of precipitation.

Brown Willy effect

Some examples are the Puget Sound Convergence Zone which occurs in the Puget Sound region in the U.S. state of Washington; Mohawk–Hudson convergence in the U.S. state of New York; the Elsinore Convergence Zone in the U.S. state of California; the Brown Willy effect which can be generated when south-westerly winds blow over Bodmin Moor in Cornwall; and the Pembrokeshire Dangler which can form when northerly winds blow down the Irish Sea.
The Brown Willy effect is a particular example of a meteorological phenomenon known as peninsular convergence, which sometimes occurs in the south-west of Great Britain.

Pembrokeshire Dangler

Some examples are the Puget Sound Convergence Zone which occurs in the Puget Sound region in the U.S. state of Washington; Mohawk–Hudson convergence in the U.S. state of New York; the Elsinore Convergence Zone in the U.S. state of California; the Brown Willy effect which can be generated when south-westerly winds blow over Bodmin Moor in Cornwall; and the Pembrokeshire Dangler which can form when northerly winds blow down the Irish Sea.
The Pembrokeshire Dangler is a convergence zone which forms a line of continuous showers aligned north-south across the Irish sea; often as snow occurring during late autumn and winter, since the environmental factors required for its formation such as warm sea temperatures and cold Arctic air aloft are usually only met at this time of year.

Mohawk–Hudson convergence

Some examples are the Puget Sound Convergence Zone which occurs in the Puget Sound region in the U.S. state of Washington; Mohawk–Hudson convergence in the U.S. state of New York; the Elsinore Convergence Zone in the U.S. state of California; the Brown Willy effect which can be generated when south-westerly winds blow over Bodmin Moor in Cornwall; and the Pembrokeshire Dangler which can form when northerly winds blow down the Irish Sea.
The small convergence zone forms within specific weather conditions sometimes found in the wake of extratropical cyclones shifting east of the area.

Sea breeze

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They can also be associated with sea breeze fronts.
A sea-breeze front is a weather front created by a sea breeze, also known as a convergence zone.

Meteorology

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A convergence zone in meteorology is a region in the atmosphere where two prevailing flows meet and interact, usually resulting in distinctive weather conditions.

Atmosphere

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A convergence zone in meteorology is a region in the atmosphere where two prevailing flows meet and interact, usually resulting in distinctive weather conditions.

Prevailing winds

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A convergence zone in meteorology is a region in the atmosphere where two prevailing flows meet and interact, usually resulting in distinctive weather conditions.

Weather

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A convergence zone in meteorology is a region in the atmosphere where two prevailing flows meet and interact, usually resulting in distinctive weather conditions.

Precipitation

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This causes a mass accumulation that eventually leads to a vertical movement and to the formation of clouds and precipitation.

Trough (meteorology)

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Large-scale convergence, called synoptic-scale convergence, is associated with weather systems such as baroclinic troughs, low-pressure areas, and cyclones.

Cyclone

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Large-scale convergence, called synoptic-scale convergence, is associated with weather systems such as baroclinic troughs, low-pressure areas, and cyclones.

Cumulus cloud

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Small-scale convergence will give phenomena from isolated cumulus clouds to large areas of thunderstorms.

Thunderstorm

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Small-scale convergence will give phenomena from isolated cumulus clouds to large areas of thunderstorms.

Divergence

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The inverse of a convergence is a divergence.

Low-pressure area

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An example of a convergence zone is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), a low pressure area which girdles the Earth at the Equator. Large-scale convergence, called synoptic-scale convergence, is associated with weather systems such as baroclinic troughs, low-pressure areas, and cyclones. The Intertropical Convergence Zone is the result of the Northeasterly trade winds and Southwesterly trade winds converging in an area of high latent heat and low pressure.

Earth

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An example of a convergence zone is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), a low pressure area which girdles the Earth at the Equator.

Equator

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An example of a convergence zone is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), a low pressure area which girdles the Earth at the Equator.

Pacific Ocean

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Another example is the South Pacific convergence zone that extends from the western Pacific Ocean toward French Polynesia.

French Polynesia

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Another example is the South Pacific convergence zone that extends from the western Pacific Ocean toward French Polynesia.

Trade winds

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The Intertropical Convergence Zone is the result of the Northeasterly trade winds and Southwesterly trade winds converging in an area of high latent heat and low pressure.

Latent heat

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The Intertropical Convergence Zone is the result of the Northeasterly trade winds and Southwesterly trade winds converging in an area of high latent heat and low pressure.