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Cyclones: Background, History and Impact
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Editors: Terrance G. LaBeau
Book Description:
In meteorology, a cyclone refers to an area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth[1][2]. This is usually characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counter clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth.Cyclogenesis describes the process of cyclone formation and intensification. Extratropical cyclones form as waves in large regions of enhanced midlatitude temperature contrasts called baroclinic zones. Weather fronts separate two masses of air of different densities and are associated with the most prominent meteorological phenomena. Air masses separated by a front may differ in temperature or humidity. Strong cold fronts typically feature narrow bands of thunderstorms and severe weather, and may on occasion be preceded by squall lines or dry lines. They form west of the circulation center and generally move from west to east. Warm fronts form east of the cyclone center and are usually preceded by stratiform precipitation and fog. They move poleward ahead of the cyclone path. Occluded fronts form late in the cyclone life cycle near the enter of the cyclone and often wrap around the storm center.

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. Cyclones: Facts and History
(Hurricane Research Division) (pp. 1-188)

2. The Ability of Climate Models To Generate Tropical Cyclones: Implications for Prediction
(Kevin Walsh,University of Melbourne) (pp. 189-205)

3. Effect of Uncertainties in Modeling Tropical Cyclones on Pricing Excess of Loss Reinsurance
(Siamak Daneshvaran, Robert E. Morden) (pp. 207-220)

4. The Impacts of an Increase in Tropical Cyclone Activity on Tourism in Mauritius
(Sobhee Sanjeev,University of Mauritius) (pp. 221-235)

5. Cyclone Nargis and Burma's Constitutional Referendum
(Michael F. Martin, Rhoda Margesson) (pp. 237-256)

Index pp.257-269

   Series:
      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 269 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-064-0
   Status: AV
  
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