Disaster Education | VOL. 14, ISSUE 86, September-October 2014

Cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean

Tropical cyclones (TCs) actively form in different ocean basins of the globe and have different characteristics. Typhoons in the western North Pacific are most frequent in genesis, and the annual number of TCs beyond storm intensity in this basin is maximum as compared to other basins of the world. Most typhoons are generated from the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) or monsoon trough. Super or midget typhoons, typhoons with extra tropical transition and erratic track typhoons can often be found in...

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