cyclone wave

cyclone wave

[′sī‚klōn ‚wāv]
(meteorology)
A disturbance in the lower troposphere, of wavelength 1000-2500 kilometers; cyclone waves are recognized on synoptic charts as migratory high- and low-pressure systems.
A frontal wave at the crest of which there is a center of cyclonic circulation, that is, the frontal wave of a wave cyclone.
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DESPERATE: Left, survivors of the cyclone wave to a helicopter carrying relief goods in the Irrawaddy Delta area of Burma, while, below, aid from Bangladesh is unloaded at an airport in Yangon
It also helps predict the threat of destructive cyclone waves off the coast of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Percentage of field survey observations found to be damaged versus the number of reefs potentially damaged by cyclone waves.
0 of an operational tool for forecasting tropical cyclone waves and storm surge hazard areas.