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How are the geographical equator, meteorological equator, and ITCZ related? What happens at the ITCZ?

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The way by which the geographical equator, meteorological equator, and ITCZ are related. Also describe what happens at ITCZ.

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Due to the less ocean surface in the Northern hemisphere than the south and due to lower specific heat of landmasses than the ocean, seasonal differences in temperature and cell circulation are more extreme in the Northern hemisphere. The position of the intertropical convergence zone is a result of the markedly different proportions of land to the surface of the ocean in the two hemispheres. The convergence zone does not coincide with the geographical equator. Instead, it is situated at the meteorological equator, which can be defined as an irregular imaginary line of thermal equilibrium between the hemispheres...

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