Proposal to Develop a Cyclone Management Disaster Plan

1454 Words Jan 29th, 2018 6 Pages
Tropical Cyclones are storms that spin in a clockwise direction and have low-pressure midpoints. In order for a Tropical Cyclone to form there are two main variables, the earth’s revolution and heat. As the ocean reaches at least 27°C, the water then begins to evaporate creating a storm cloud. The greatest factor being the rotation of the earth, forces the storm to begin spinning and to move in a forward direction. The centre of the storm is called “The Eye”; this is where it is completely still. There is system in place to categorized using the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale.

SOURCE: http://www.jcu.edu.au/emergency/naturaldisaster/JCUPRD_056756.html

Tropical Cyclones have many secondary effects other than just winds. A major secondary effect that impacts towns and cities is Storm Surge. A Storm Surge is defined as “a rising of the sea, which is a result of wind and atmospheric pressure changes associated with a storm”. This becomes dangerous when certain factors come into play, such as; king tides and when such events approach coastal and unprotected areas. http://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=ctrl&ei=fJQlU8vqFsqN8QfrqIHACQ&gws_rd=cr#q=what+is+a+storm+surge

In this modern era, there are lots of products and technology that’s is used to identify and predict Tropical Cyclone’s. In order to give…