Tropical Stroms

Cyclone: a system of winds rotating inwards to an area of low pressure. The centre of a cyclone is a low-pressure region. low-pressure regions, and the Coriolis force must be in an approximate balance (or else the cyclone would collapse in on itself under the pressure gradient). The wind flow around a large cyclone is anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the southern hemisphere, due to the Coriolis effect.

Polar cyclone - Polar cyclones (also known as polar vortices, Arctic cyclones, and sub-polar cyclones) are low-pressure areas which strengthen in the winter and weaken in the summer. Polar low - A polar low is a small-scale, short-lived atmospheric low pressure system (depression) that is found over the ocean areas poleward of the main polar front in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Created by: Thomas

  1. Which is not a Tropical Storm?
  2. Where do cyclones occur?
  3. When do Wetern North Atlantic Hurricanes occur?
  4. Define Typhoon
  5. How warm must the ocean be before a tropical storm can form?
  6. What is the typical size of a tropical storm?
  7. How deep must the ocean be for a tropical strom to form?
  8. What is the diffence between all the types of tropical storm
  9. How many tropical stroms form each year?
  10. In the northern hemisphere what direction do the winds rotate?

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