intertropical front

intertropical front

[¦in·tər′träp·ə·kəl ′frənt]
(meteorology)
The interface or transition zone occurring within the equatorial trough between the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Also known as equatorial front; tropical front.

intertropical front

intertropical front
Intertropical front.
A narrow elongated line of meteorological activity between the southern and northern tradewinds in the intertropical convergence zone. According to some meteorologists, it is not a true frontal surface.