This activity and the Coriolis force helps develop a strong storm. Clockwise winds around the low pressure system blow the moist air over land. The relatively warm moist air meets the cold air coming down from Canada. The low increases the surrounding pressure differences which causes very different air masses to collide at faster speed. When the difference in temperature of air masses is large, so is the storms instability, turbulence and
It is deflected eastward near 40°S latitude due to deflective force of the earth and flows in easterly direction under the influence of the westerlies. This is a warm and more consistent current. It raises the temperature of east Australian coast for considerable distance southward. Effects of Currents on Adjoining Areas
Until the 1997-98 El Niño, the 1982-83 El Niño was one of the strongest in recorded history and was not detected until the onset of its most devastating impacts. These impacts included heavy rain and flooding on the Pacific coast of South America, in California, along the U.S. Gulf Coast, in Eastern Europe, and in East Africa. Drought and wildfires spread in Australia, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central America, Texas, Florida, and northeastern Brazil. Strong hurricanes swept through the eastern Pacific and typhoons buffeted the western
The sun heats the surface (land or water). The warm air starts to rise and meets the colder air above The air starts moving faster and overpowers slower winds. It continues to gain speed and size The wind is still not visible and has the shape of an horizontal cylinder. The bigger it gets, the heavier it becomes. It makes it shift into a vertical uphill drift It gains speed and size, generating more energy The winds create a self-feeding vortex that keeps regenerating itself The tornado is completely developed and follows the winds of the original thunderstorm.
Coastal current generally flow parallel to the coastline (Mohd-Nasir and Meged, 1996). The current flows to southward during the northeast and to northward during the southwest monsoons respectively (Mohd-Nasir and Camerlengo, 1997). Generally, during the Southwest Monsoon (Figure 2.8a), water moves in a clockwise circulation over the sea. On the east coast of Pahang, water moves towards the north and then deflect to the right on the northern part of the
The direction in which the rotation of the earth is in an anticlockwise direction, so that is the reason why the sun is seen as rising in the east while it sets in the west. The circulation of the Earth infront of the sun causes days because the sun is not moving around the Earth. The axis of the Earth is in alignment with a Polaris star which is directly above the Earth axis. The star does not seem to shift, as we view it above the axis of the Earth
During this period, the warmer water in the central and eastern Pacific supplies the atmosphere above it with additional heat and moisture. This will favors strong rising motion and results in lower atmospheric surface. As a result, phenomenon called La Nino is occurring where the rising moist air condenses to form large areas of thunderstorm clouds and heavy rainfall in the area. Malaysian Meteorological Department (n.d.) also stated that in the western part of the Pacific including Malaysia, atmospheric pressure increase, thus resulting in relatively drier weather. This phenomenon is called El
1. INTRODUCTION: The paper evaluates the Global textile trade flow in the context of an accepted Analytical Model (Figure 1). This Analytical Model has three major components. The first component of concentric circles depicts the textile trade flow and shows evolution of maritime trade in the overall Textile supply chain. The second component of the model outlines major factors that can have direct and indirect impact on global supply chain pattern.
Farmers who do not have the access to irrigation tend to pray for a little divine intervention so that a little rainfall may water their drying fields. But as the dry season continues, it becomes almost synonymous to El Niño and dry spells and droughts are expected to occur. El Niño occurs because of the abnormal warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical sections of the Pacific Ocean and affects the weather condition of different countries. Scientists are yet to comprehend the complexity of an El Niño phenomenon. Because not all occurrences of El Niño are the same and that there is no concrete cause that could predict the occurrence of the said phenomenon.
Some of this is the La Nina, which refers to times when waters of the tropical eastern Pacific are colder than normal and trade winds blow more strongly than usual. El Nino on the other hand, is the opposite of La nina. Collectively, El Nino and La Nina are parts of an oscillation in the ocean- atmosphere system called the El Nino- Southern Oscillation, or ENSO cycle, which also has a neutral phase. Another kind of devastating phenomenon is the earthquake. Earthquakes are usually caused vibrations of rocks breaking under stress.