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1 June 2009

Air France 447- Was it a Storm?

The first thing I did when I got into work today was to grab a satellite image of the mid Atlantic around 3 am GMT. This is around the time that contact was lost with the Air France flight 447. The plane disappeared while crossing a band of thunderstorms that meteorologists call the ITCZ. That stands for Inter- tropical Convergence Zone. This is a semi permanent feature that tracks north …

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