Cyclone: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

ICG holds 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board Meeting

The Indian Coast Gaurd(ICG) organized the 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) meeting on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 for discussing policy issues, formulated procedures and guidelines to assess the efficacy of the National Search and Rescue Plan. The meeting was chaired by the Director-General of Indian Coast Gaurd(ICG), the Chairman of NMSARB, K. ..

Tropical Storm Imelda causes Havoc

Heavy rains from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana of the US. The Imelda storm system brought the risk of severe weather disruptions and prompted tornado warnings Thursday morning in the areas hit hardest by the flooding. Tropical Storm Imelda Tropical Storm Imelda was formed out of an upper-level low that developed in ..

Why did the US storm bring dirty snow?

The ‘bomb cyclone’ that severed disasters in Minnesota and other upper parts of Mid west dumped in lot of dirt. The freshly falling snow was decolourised. The snow was not the usual pure white. It had lot of dust. The wind picked up lot of dust and dumped it into the circulation of the storm ..

Missouri floods ”7000 evacuated

The water level of the Missouri level reached three storey building. The reason behind the flooding is the torrential rain caused by the ‘bomb’ cyclone last week and the rapid melting of snow. The flood level arose alarmingly breaking the previous records. Scientists say that such a disastrous flood is mainly due to climate change ..

Bomb Cyclone

A storm is considered a ‘bomb’ when the pressure drops rapidly — at least 24 millibars in 4 hours. Bomb cyclones also draw air from polar regions after it weakens. This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters.

Anticyclone

An anti-cyclone also known as a high pressure area is a large atmospheric circulation system with the wind flowing clockwise around it in the Northern Hemisphere, an counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Anticyclones form from air masses cooling more than their surroundings, which causes the air to contract slightly making the air more dense. Since ..