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zone

(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.


(atmosphere,weather)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Jupiter
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/multimedia/largest/atmosphere.html

Referenced by:
intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ)

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