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(Belt, Jet)
(apparent "horizontal" band in an atmosphere)

The term Zone (or Belt or Jet) is used to designate the "horizontal" (east-west) stripes visible on planets such as Jupiter and Saturn, and similar phenomena on other planets. They can be a visible manifestation of a Zonal Flow, the results of Cell wind patterns such as Hadley Cells.


Referenced by:
Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)