Arpit 87 Questions 25 Answers 17 Best Answers 219 Points View Profile Arpit Asked: September 30, 20212021-09-30T11:10:19+05:30 2021-09-30T11:10:19+05:30In: Geography What is Amphan? What is Cyclone Amphan? current affairs on geography Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Sagar 31 Questions 177 Answers 34 Best Answers 572 Points View Profile Best Answer Sagar 2021-09-30T11:17:03+05:30Added an answer on September 30, 2021 at 11:17 am Cyclone Amphan Super cyclone Amphan is the strongest storm to have formed in the Bay of Bengal. This is only the second super cyclone to form over the Bay of Bengal in two decades. In 1999, a super cyclone killed about 10,000 people as it slammed into Odisha. Amphan, which means “sky” in Thai, currently packs the punch of a Category 5 hurricane. Cyclone Amphan intensified from a category-1 cyclone to category-5 in 18 hours, an unusually quick evolution. Last year Fani, a category 4 cyclone, which swept through the Odisha coast, was again fuelled by high temperatures in the BoB. What is Tropical Cyclone? A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm originating over tropical oceans from where it draws the energy to develop. It has a low-pressure center and clouds spiraling towards the eyewall surrounding the “eye”, the central part of the system where the weather is normally calm and free of clouds. Its diameter is typically around 200 to 500 km but can reach 1000 km. A tropical cyclone brings very violent winds, torrential rain, high waves, and, in some cases, very destructive storm surges and coastal flooding. This weather phenomenon is named with different terms depending on the location. In the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the eastern and central North Pacific Ocean, such a weather phenomenon is called “hurricane” In the western North Pacific, it is called “typhoon” In the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, it is called “cyclone” In the western South Pacific and the southeast Indian Ocean, it is called “severe tropical cyclone” In the southwest Indian Ocean, it is called “tropical cyclone” Storm Surge: The term “storm surge” refers to rising seas whipped up by a storm, creating a wall of water several meters higher than the normal tide level. The surge can extend for dozens of kilometers inland, overwhelming homes and making roads impassable. A storm surge is shaped by a number of different factors, including storm intensity, forward speed, the size of a storm, and the angle of approach to the coast. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about the Indian Councils Act, 1892. Tell us about Indian Councils Act, 1861.
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