Answer to Question #143325 in Physical geography for Javier

Question #143325
How can the longer term changes in the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) result in severe droughts (like La Nina) or flooding (El Nino) in in the tropical regions?
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2020-11-16T09:14:05-0500

The ITCZ is the area where the north-east and south-east easterlies converge. Long-term water temperature and air pressure changes influence the density of water in the ocean and dryness of the air, causing droughts and flooding.


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