Exploring the Intertropical Convergence Zone

This week we have a guest post from Janis Steele, PhD and Brooks McCutchen, PhD.  They own and operate Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple and Marine, an agroforestry and ocean-going enterprise concerned with sustainable livelihoods and the preservation of wild and perennial ecosystems, from ridge-to-reef. Along with their three boys, Connor, Rowan and Gavin, they spend half of each year running their farm in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and the other half at sea aboard their sailing ketch, Research Vessel Llyr. In both settings–ridge and reef– they work on and study ways to promote and help build practices that support biological and cultural diversity, or biocultural diversity.

Early sailors traveling the world’s oceans were all too familiar with an area of the tropical seas characterized by lack of winds and violent thunderstorms.  They called this zone “the doldrums” and dreaded being “stuck in the doldrums.” In his Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge offered the following description of the Pacific doldrums:

 

 

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