Characteristics and names by which tropical cyclones are known in different places is discussed in the United States.
United States USA Date:1971 Duration:6 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary in the United States on occurrence of tropical cyclones. A rubbled area after being hit by a tropical cyclone. Soldiers carrying a dead body on a stretcher. Cyclones are known by different names based on their geographical locations. Animation depicts names of cyclones in different areas with the help of a map. In the Western Pacific they are known as typhoons. They are known as Baguio in the Philippines. They are called cyclones in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. In Australia they are called Willy-Willy. A cyclone is called a hurricane in the Eastern Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Characteristics of tropical cyclones. Counter clockwise wind flow at the time of a cyclone. The pressure when the tropical cyclone approaches. The eye of the tropical cyclone may be very small or very large in diameter. The strongest winds around an eye average from 90-150 knots. The storm is divided into semicircles for orientation. The right semicircle is considered to be the most dangerous semicircle because of its stronger wind. The left is considered to be relatively less dangerous because of somewhat weaker winds. A demonstration is done by considering ships stuck in both the parts. The ship stuck in the right semicircle revolving in the area. The ship stuck in the left one arrives towards the end and comes out of the storm. Ships underway at sea during a storm. Clouds in the sky. Rain begins to fall. A man checking a parametric center. Animation shows a ship arriving towards the storm center. The ship's radar used to locate the ship's location.
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