Characteristic features of Orissa super cyclone of 29th October, 1999 as observed through CDR Paradip


  • S. R. KALSI India Meteorological Department, New Delhi, India
  • K. B. SRIVASTAVA Meteorological Centre, Lucknow, India



Cyclone detection radar, Plan position indication, Spiral bands, Double eyewalls, Radius of maximum reflectivity, Eye diameter


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An attempt is made to document the radar observed features of evolution of super cyclone that hit Orissa on 29 October, 1999.  Analysis of polar diagrams comprising of hourly PPI images taken between 280800 UTC and 290200 UTC reveals interesting aspects of development of this Super Cyclone in terms of waxing and waning of eye size in relation to intensification process.  The smallest radius of maximum reflectivity is in conformity with the colossal death toll observed close to the track of the super cyclone.  Structural changes observed through radar images are in conformity with intensify changes as seen through other observing systems.




How to Cite

S. R. . KALSI and K. B. . SRIVASTAVA, “Characteristic features of Orissa super cyclone of 29th October, 1999 as observed through CDR Paradip”, MAUSAM, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 21–30, Jan. 2006.



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