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This quiz is about a weather phenomenon we have all become familiar with - tropical cyclones. While they can be highly destructive, tropical cyclones are an important part of the atmospheric circulation system on our planet.
The term hurricane indicates a tropical storm which occurs in the northern hemisphere, whereas this term refers to the southern hemisphere.
A tropical storm with sustained winds exceeding 33 meters per second, which occurs in the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline, is called this.
Severe tropical cyclone
Severe cyclonic storm
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A tropical cyclone is a type of high pressure system which generally forms in the tropics.
One of the factors necessary for the formation of a tropical cyclone is a warm sea surface to a certain depth. As a minimum, how warm should the sea surface be and to what depth?
5.5 C (41.9 F) to a depth of 100 meters (328 ft)
15 C (59 F) to a depth of 25 meters (82 ft)
35.5 C (95.9 F) to a depth of 100 meters (328 ft)
26.5 C (79.7 F) to a depth of 50 meters (164 ft)
Worldwide, tropical cyclone activity peaks towards the end of which season and why?
Fall, as temperature rapidly falls, waters remain warm
Summer, because water temperatures are warmest
Winter, due to the delta between air and water temperatures
Spring, due to the rapid worming of water
The Fujita scale rates a tornado's intensity by the damage it inflicts on human-built structures, this scale classifies hurricanes by the intensity of their sustained winds.
Which of the following statements best describes a storm surge?
Windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud
Sudden and rapid increase of the intensity of a storm
Onshore rush of water associated with a low pressure weather system
Expansion of the hurricane's eye
While the number of storms in the Atlantic has increased in past years, this does not seem to be a global trend.
Anemometers, from the Greek word "anemos" meaning wind, can be used to measure this.
Wind's Moisture and Velocity
Wind's Pressure and Velocity
In a tropical cyclone, this area is characterized with the strongest winds, the tallest clouds, and the heaviest rain.
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