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Ocean-atmosphere interactions during cyclone nargis

McPhaden, MJ and Foltz, GR and Lee, T and Murty, VSN and Ravichandran, M and Vecchi, GA and Vialard, J and Wiggert, JD and Yu, L (2009) Ocean-atmosphere interactions during cyclone nargis. Eos, 90 (7). pp. 53-54.

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Cyclone Nargis (Figure 1a) made landfall in Myanmar (formerly Burma) on 2 May 2008 with sustained winds of approximately 210 kilometers per hour, equivalent to a category 3–4 hurricane. In addition, Nargis brought approximately 600 millimeters of rain and a storm surge of 3–4 meters to the low-lying and densely populated Irrawaddy River delta. In its wake, the storm left an estimated 130,000 dead or missing and more than $10 billion in economic losses. It was the worst natural disaster to strike the Indian Ocean region since the 26 December 2004 tsunami and the worst recorded natural disaster ever to affect Myanmar.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Geophysical Union
Uncontrolled Keywords: IndOOS;Bay of Bengal;Cyclone Nargis
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2013 08:27
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2013 08:27

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