Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka floods of November 1992 --A meteorological study
Keywords:Equatorial Zone of Maximum Cloudiness (EZMC), Equatorial Trough (En. Tropical cyclone, Depression, System, Orography
Observations made with the help of INSAT imageries in connection with the development and track of the Tuticorin cyclone which gave heavy rains causing devastating floods in Tamil Nadu. Kerala and Karnataka in November 1992. reveal the following .
(i) The movement of the Cyclonic Storm (CS) was affected by the mid-tropospheric easterly and westerly troughs into which its circulation got embedded successively.
(ii) The CS reintensified on approaching the Tamil Nadu coast.
(iii) Near the west coast the cloud body of the deep depression moved over land ahead of its circulationwhich was still centred over sea.
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