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Drug slang A regional term for PCP
Natural disaster A large-scale closed circulation atmospheric system that develops above the Indian Ocean and South Pacific with low barometric pressure and strong winds—64+ knots/hr—that rotate clockwise
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As a result of global warming, tropical cyclones are expected to become more severe although their overall frequency is predicted to remain the same.
This study evaluated a historical database on tropical cyclone activity maintained by the National Hurricane Center (2000) and determined that the center of 72 tropical cyclones crossed Alabama's state boundaries during the period 1886-1999.
While basic data about the cyclones that have tracked through the GBR during the last three decades is available, observations of reef damage from these cyclones are very limited in both spatial and temporal distribution (Table 1).
OCHA has an emergency response team , based in Oman, coordinating the relief efforts for the two cyclones.
Generally tropical cyclones that form in the Arabian Sea are less potent than those that develop in the Caribbean or in the Pacific.
By leveraging all available modeling and observing systems along with persistent efforts, ESSO-IMD is able to increase the lead time forecast of cyclones upto 5-7 days and to reduce the track and landfall errors of cyclones by about 7% over the last 3-4 years.
The bureau said that tropical cyclones are not uncommon at this time of year, although April is late in the season.
Wind gusts of Cyclone Ita have surpassed the 280km/hr level to qualify its promotion to a Category 5 storm which is the highest in the scale.
To estimate the importance of tropical cyclones to ocean circulation, Emanuel turned to data gathered during and after 67 such storms in 1996.
Behind sharpshooter Dedric Willoughby (34 points), the Cyclones took a 12-point halftime lead and extended it to 46-30 with 16 minutes left.
For an extratropical cyclone to produce a loss greater than we have experienced to date, it takes the right combination of just three storm characteristics: size, intensity, and path," said Dr.
Hurricanes and tropical cyclones in the Atlantic have had their own names since 1953, but naming came to South Asia and the Middle East recently.