10 Facts about Cyclones

Tuesday, May 24th 2016. | Disasters

Facts about Cyclones tell you about large scale air mass. In the southern hemisphere, the spiraling wind rotates in clockwise, while the one in the northern hemisphere rotates in counterclockwise. The areas with low atmospheric pressure usually are mostly affected by the presence of the large sized cyclones. The smaller mesoscale usually is occupied by dust devils, tornadoes and Mesocyclones. The synoptic scale is affected by the presence of subtropical and tropical cyclones. Here are other interesting facts about Cyclones below:

Facts about Cyclones 1: the summer months

The northern hemisphere may be affected by the upper level cyclones during the summer season.

Facts about Cyclones 2: the presence of cyclones outside earth

Actually cyclones can be found in other planets in the universe. The scientists spot it on Neptune and Mars.

Cyclones Facts

Cyclones Facts

Facts about Cyclones 3: the signs of cyclones

Before cyclones occur, usually the people will spot fogs and stratiform precipitation first.

Facts about Cyclones 4: the development of tropical cyclones

The process of tropical cyclone development is explained and depicted in tropical cyclogenesis. The major thunderstorm activity causes the laten heat which leads into the formation of tropical cyclones.

Cyclones and Victims

Cyclones and Victims

Facts about Cyclones 5: the formation of tornadoes

Tornadoes are likely to form due to the Mesocyclones. If the Mesocyclones are located within the low vertical wind shear and high instability, it can lead into the development of waterspouts. Find facts about Chile Earthquake here.

Facts about Cyclones 6: another term

There is another term used to call a tropical cyclone. The people call it hurricane when it occurs in northeastern Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. The word hurricane is derived from the word Huracan. It was the deity of wind in ancient Central America. It is called a typhoon in northwestern Pacific. It is called a cyclone in South Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.

Facts about Cyclones

Facts about Cyclones

Facts about Cyclones 7: the common characteristics

Let’s find out the common characteristics of this low pressure area of cyclone.  The area with the lowest atmospheric pressure is called as the center of cyclone. You can use the term the eye when this center is spotted on a mature tropical cyclone.

Facts about Cyclones 8: the collapse

Due to the differences of pressures in the areas, the cyclone will be collapsed on itself.



Facts about Cyclones 9: the direction

As I have stated before, the southern hemisphere has the clockwise wind flow, while the northern hemisphere has the counterclockwise. It is due to the Coriolis Effect. Get facts about Cumbrian Flood here.

Facts about Cyclones 10: the surface based cyclones

The tropical cyclones, Subtropical cyclones and Extratropical cyclones are the three major types of surface based cyclones.



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