Title

Quantitative observations on tropical cyclone tracks in the Arabian Sea

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Theoretical and Applied Climatology

Publication Date

2-15-2019

Abstract

© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature. The Arabian Sea basin represents a minor component of global total cyclones annually and has not featured so prominently in cyclone research compared with other basins where greater numbers of cyclones are registered each year. This paper presents the results of exploratory analysis of various features of cyclone tracks in the Arabian Sea, with a particular focus on examining their temporal and spatial patterns. Track morphometry also reveals further information on track shape. The study indicates how cyclones spawned during May in the early pre-monsoon period (often strong events) have a tendency to follow more sinuous tracks, whereas cyclones occurring in October in the post-monsoon period tend to follow straighter tracks. Track sinuosity is significantly related to other attributes, including cyclone longevity and intensity. Comparisons are also drawn between the general characteristics of cyclone tracks in the Arabian Sea and other ocean basins, suggesting how the size and geography of the Arabian Sea basin exert influences on these characteristics.

ISSN

0177-798X

Publisher

Springer-Verlag Wien

Volume

135

Issue

3-4

First Page

1413

Last Page

1421

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

quantitative analysis; spatial analysis; storm track; temporal analysis; tropical cyclone; Arabian Sea; Indian Ocean

Scopus ID

85043710268

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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