Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
2) Discuss the features and process of formation of a tropical cyclone. How are they different from temperate cyclones? (250 words)
Why this question:
The Super cyclone ‘Kyarr’ in the Arabian Sea has moved westwards and away from India’s coast, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
It is “very likely” to move west-northwestwards till October 30 to recurve west-south-westwards thereafter and move towards the Gulf of Aden off south Oman-Yemen coasts in the next three days.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the concept of tropical cyclones and compare them with the temperate cyclones.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Explain what tropical and temperate cyclones are.
The question expects us to give similarities and differences in the nature, origin, physical traits etc. of temperate cyclone vis a vis tropical cyclones.
Discuss origin, latitude, presence of a frontal system, formation, season, size, shape etc. in your answer.
Conclude with the recent examples witnessed in Arabian sea.