A cyclone is a non-frontal storm system that is characterized by a low pressure centre, spiral rain bands and strong winds. Usually it originates over tropical or subtropical waters and rotates clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. source: CRED
15 Oct 2014, TERI; TRF
'India's coastal cities are particularly vulnerable on account of sea level rise as an impact of climate change, as well as the increase in frequency and intensity of climate related extreme events, which in recent years have caused substantial damage to life and property,' says Dr R K Pachauri, Director General, TERI...
People exposed per year
|5||Taiwan, prov. of China||6,507,695|
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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