John Marshall, MIT. ‘Inter-hemispheric asymmetries in climate: Oceans and the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone’. Clark 507
The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), also known as the doldrums, is the area just north of the equator where the northeast and southeast trade winds converge. We discuss the role of the ocean in pushing the ITCZ northwards away from the equator and in modulating its meridional migrations.