Latest Convergence zone Stories
Today, April 22, 2014 is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than taking a look at our home planet from space.
The rain band near the equator that determines the supply of freshwater to nearly a billion people throughout the tropics and subtropics has been creeping north for more than 300 years, probably because of a warmer world, according to research published in the July issue of Nature Geoscience.
Experts say a nearly continuous band of colliding weather systems near the equator has been the birthplace of some of the world's strongest storms.
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