Latest Intertropical 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.
A sediment core from a South American lake revealed a steady, sharp drop in crucial monsoon rainfall since 1900, leading to the driest conditions in 1,000 years as of 2007 and threatening tropical populations with water shortages.
Distinct long-term variations of wet and dry phases in the tropics of East Africa.
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.