Cyclones & Hurricanes
Queensland has been hit with yet another natural disaster, this time a cyclone up north. And sadly, for a state still struggling to recover from the floods further south, it was massive. Behind the News - 08/02/2011: Cyclone
In 1974 Cyclone Tracy destroyed the City of Darwin in north Australia in a few hours. 1974 Cyclone Tracy
Cyclone Tracy, Christmas 1974 BOM - Australian Climate Extremes-Cyclone
Tropical cyclones threaten northern Australia every year. Recent Australian flooding and cyclonic events can be largely explained by a strong La Niña. However, sea surface temperatures off the northern Australian coast in recent months have been at or near record levels. The extremely high sea surface temperatures are part of a significant warming of the oceans that has been observed in the past 50 years. These pages provide some information about the causes, occurrence and impacts of tropical cyclones. Understanding tropical cyclones
Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi 30 January - 3 February 2011
Previous Tropical Cyclones The Australian Tropical Cyclone Database
Sky Diary KIDSTORM * facts about hurricanes TOPICS: how do hurricanes form?
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Click Here to learn more about hurricanes from UCAR.What is storm surge?Storm surges are frequently the most devastating element of a hurricane. As a hurricane’s winds spiral around and around the storm, they push water into a mound at the storm’s center. Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids
As hurricane Sandy made its way to the Eastern coast of the United States in October 2012, meteorologists called the storm unprecedented in terms of its potential for damage and fatalities. Few events on Earth rival the sheer power of a hurricane. How Hurricanes Work"
Education Resources: Hurricanes Collection Destination: The Storm's Eye
Sandy strikes Eastern Seaboard Hurricane Sandy, sometimes called “Superstorm Sandy,” cruised up the East Coast in October, then made a sharp left to cross the New Jersey coast on Oct. 29, causing wind damage, flooding and deaths across the Northeast. 1. Cataclysmic cyclones