• Geogs
    17 WHAT IS A TROPICAL CYCLONE? Tropical cyclone, also called typhoon or hurricane, tropical cyclone formation. An intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans and is characterized by low atmospheric pressure, high winds, and heavy rain. Drawing energy from the sea...
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  • Hurricanes in Brief
    Hurricanes and typhoons are large and sometimes intensely violent storm systems. In meteorological terms, they are tropical cyclones that have maximum sustained winds of at least 120 km/h (75 mph). Atlantic and eastern Pacific storms are called hurricanes, from the West Indian huracan ("big wind...
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  • Tropical Cyclones
    hurricane is said to be the strongest because the counterclockwise motion of the storm contributes to its swirling winds. Since 1970 China has been hit by the most tropical storms followed by the Philippines, Japan, Mexico and the United States in 5th (Landsea). Tropical Cyclones usually hit 7 areas in the...
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  • Tropical Cylclones
    origin of these systems, which usually form in tropical regions of the globe, and to their formation in maritime tropical air masses. The term "cyclone" refers to such storms' cyclonic nature, with counterclockwise wind flow in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise wind flow in the Southern Hemisphere...
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  • respect
    upcoming storm. As a cyclone strikes the coast, the intense winds raise the water into a gigantic wave that is pushed towards the shore. High-speed winds during a cyclone can cause major damage to houses, human beings, animals, trees, power supply, and even communication systems such as telephones...
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  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Assessment in Bangladesh
    , the Bay of Bengal and the adjoining North Indian Ocean. These waters are the sources of tropical cyclones and storm surges, coastal erosion, monsoon wind, evaporation for monsoon rainfall, floods, and droughts. Considering these, the present paper concentrates on the following topics: tropical...
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  • Orissa Supercyclones
    general area. Millions of people remained homeless and over 20 thousand dead in the century's worst cyclone that ripped through coastal Orissa. Super-cyclone with winds 260-300 km/hour (hurricane category 5) hit the 90 mile coast of Orissa with a storm surge that created the Bay-of-Bengal water level...
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  • Hurricane
    Hurricane (tropical Cyclone): A tropical cyclone is a rapidly-rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Tropical cyclones typically form over large bodies of relatively warm water. They derive...
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  • cyclones
    the winds in the rotating storm reach 39 mph (63 kmph), the storm is called a “tropical storm”. And when the wind speeds reach 74 mph (119 kmph), the storm is officially a “tropical cyclone” or hurricane. Tropical cyclones usually weaken when they hit land, because they are no longer being “fed” by...
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  • Cyclones
    ? How do Cyclones occur? When and where do Cyclones occur? Why do Cyclones occur? Cyclone Danger Major Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons Cyclone Tracy Case Study What is a Cyclone? Cyclones are huge revolving storms caused by winds blowing around a central area of low...
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  • Report on Cyclone and Its Effects in Orissa in October 2010
    and in conditions of low wind shear, it became a tropical storm. On 27 October, the storm intensified into a cyclone. Continued strengthening occurred, and on 28 October, the cyclone was at peak intensity with winds of 257 km/h (160 mph) – a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind...
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  • Essay on History
    cyclones have winds that generally converge counterclockwise (in Northern Hemisphere) into center of storm from all sides. 4. The cold front generally moves faster than the storm’s center. E. Life Cycle 1. Cyclogenesis a) Origin to maturity typically takes three to six days...
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  • Hurracains
    accelerating toward the northwest. As it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast, the cyclone attained maximum sustained winds estimated at 80 mph (130 km/h), corresponding to Category 1 status on the modern-day Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale. Pushing ashore near the Alabama–Florida border, it weakened over land...
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  • weather
    A tropical cyclone is a rapidly-rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Tropical cyclones typically form over large bodies of relatively warm water. They derive their energy from the evaporation...
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  • Ghost Story Narritive
    ------------------------------------------------- Cyclone Rashmi From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cyclonic Storm Rashmi | Cyclonic storm (IMD) | Tropical Storm (SSHS) | | Cyclone Rashmi on 25-10-08 | Formed | October 25, 2008 | Dissipated | October 27, 2008 | Highest winds...
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  • Typhoon Haiyan
    , the winds came from.) Another possible etymology of typhoon is from the Greek word τύφειν (týphein), meaning "to smoke" (see also Typhon), to describe the cyclonic storms of the Indian Ocean. Typhoon is the regional name in the northwest Pacific for a severe (or mature) tropical cyclone, whereas...
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  • Hurricanes
    A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. Tropical cyclones feed on heat released when moist air rises, resulting in condensation of water vapor contained in the moist air. They are fueled...
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  • How to Be Frank?
    (/ˈhʌrɨkeɪn/, /ˈhʌrɨkən/), typhoon, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone. While tropical cyclones can produce extremely powerful winds and torrential rain, they are also able to produce high waves, damaging storm surge, and tornadoes. They develop over large bodies of...
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  • Sidr
    Warning Center (JTWC) upgraded it to Tropical Cyclone 06B after Dvorak estimates indicated winds of 65 km/h (40 mph). Later that day, it intensified into a deep depression as it moved slowly north-westward. The IMD upgraded the system to Cyclonic Storm Sidr early on November 12. The system then...
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  • Hurricanes
    “hurricanes”. A hurricane needs the Coriolis Effect to aid the rotation of the cyclone, however this is only strong enough between 5-20 degrees north or south of the equator. b) As the name cyclone suggests the storms cycle. In what direction do they cycle and why? Explain. The direction in which a...
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