A typhoon forms when winds blow into areas of the ocean where the water is warm. These winds collect moisture and rise, while colder air moves in below. This creates pressure, which causes the winds to move very quickly. In order for a storm to be a typhoon, wind speeds have to reach at least 74 miles per hour.
What are the main effects of a typhoon?
Infamous for their destructive powers, typhoons can generate winds of more than 75 miles per hour and cause major flooding through their intense rainfall and storm surges. Their effects range from structural damage to trees, watercraft, and buildings to both immediate and long-term impacts on human life and livelihood.
How do typhoons start?
People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur. Tropical cyclones are like giant engines that use warm, moist air as fuel. That is why they form only over warm ocean waters near the equator. The warm, moist air over the ocean rises upward from near the surface.
Who could be affected of typhoon?
People can be killed, injured, or lost during typhoons. Flooding can cause people to drown, houses to be completely destroyed, property to be swept away, and farms to lose all of their crops to the winds and relentless rains. Mudslides and power outages are common.
Why typhoon is a disaster?
Typhoons can inflict terrible damage due to thunderstorms, violent winds, torrential rain, floods, landslides, large and very big waves associated with storm surges.
Can an explosion stop a tornado?
By changing heat flow and wind movements through the detonation of a powerful explosion in the path of a tornado, it could be possible to disrupt the energy of the twister and eliminate the threat. The heavy-handed nature of using a massive explosion to stop a tornado is therefore possible, but not practical.