Category Archives: Meteorology


Which of the following best describes the intertropical convergence zone ?

A: The zone where cold fronts form in the tropics.
B: The zone where the Harmattan meets the north-easterly trade winds over Africa.
C: The zone where the trade winds of the northern hemisphere meet those of the southern hemisphere.
D: The zone where the west winds meet the subtropical high pressure belt.









Answer: C

Which statement concerning the tropopause is correct?

A: Above the tropopause no clear air turbulence occurs
B: The layer just above the tropopause is absolutely stable
C: In the ICAO standard atmosphere the tropopause lies lower over the Poles than over the equator
D: The temperature at the tropopause is approximately -80(degrees)C over the Poles and approximately -40(degrees)C over the equator









Answer: B