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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Compare the circulation of Cyclone Yasi here with the image of Hurricane Sandy at the beginning of the chapter. Explain the major difference that you see.

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FIGURE 6.16 Cyclone Yasi, a category 5 hurricane striking Queensland, Australia, in 2011. Yasi’s winds demolished homes, toppled or stripped large trees, and brought a half a meter of rain.

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Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, after it had lashed several Caribbean islands win devastating force. The largest Atlantic hurricane in history, over 1600 km (1000 ml.) In diameter, the storm affected most of the eastern United States, and seriously damaged areas of New York and New Jersey.

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The comparison between the Cyclone Yasi with the image of Hurricane Sandy given at the beginning of the chapter along with the major difference.

Explanation

Hurricane Sandy stood out as the deadliest and most damaging hurricane among 2012 hurricane season of the Atlantic. The fromation of Sandy was on October 22 from a tropical wave in the Western Caribbean Sea. It rapidly reinforced and progressed into the Tropical Storm Sandy after six hours. Sandy hit many places with varied in strengths. Eventually, early on October 29, Sandy took a west-northwest turn and then advanced on shore close to Brigantine, New Jersey, just to the northeast of Atlantic City, in the form of a post-tropical cyclone possessing hurricane-force winds. Sandy rotated in the anticlockwise direction.

On January 26, 2011, Cyclone Yasi was first recognized as a tropical disturbance...

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