BOMB CYCLONE

WHAT IS A BOMB CYCLONE?
 The term is used by meteorologists to indicate a mid-latitude cyclone that intensifies rapidly.
 A bomb cyclone happens when atmospheric pressure in the middle of the storm drops at least 24 millibars over 24 hours, quickly increasing in intensity.
 The lower the pressure,the stronger the storm.

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The “bomb cyclone” that hit the Northeast Source: NOAA

 This is a predominantly maritime, winter event, but also occurs in continental settings.
 This process is the extratropical equivalent of the tropical rapid deepening.

HOW IT WORKS?
 Deep drops in barometric pressure occur when a region of warm air meets one of cold air.
 The air starts to move and the rotation of the earth creates a cyclonic effect.
 The direction is counterclockwise in the Northern hemisphere leading to winds that come out of the northeast.

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HURRICANES, CYCLONES AND TYPHOONS

 Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all tropical storms.
 They are all the same thing but are given different names depending on where they appear.
 When they reach populated areas they usually bring very strong wind and rain which can cause a lot of damage.
 Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific.
 Cyclones are formed over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.
 Typhoons are formed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean.
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