extratropical cyclone

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extratropical cyclone

[¦ek·strə¦träp·i·kəl ′sī‚klōn]
(meteorology)
Any cyclone-scale storm that is not a tropical cyclone. Also known as extratropical low; extratropical storm.
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For 100 years, the relationship between extratropical cyclones and their fronts has been more than a question of sequence.
The analysis considers the combined risk posed by tropical storms and cyclones, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, severe storms, extratropical cyclones, wildfires, storm surges, volcanoes and landslides.
A storm surge is an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure weather system, typically tropical cyclones and strong extratropical cyclones.
There is no consensus in the scientific community concerning the impact of increasing temperatures on weather-related perils such as tropical and extratropical cyclones, severe thunderstorms and floods.
They describe the energy cycle, temperature, water in the atmosphere, global-scale winds, atmospheric-ocean interactions, air masses and fronts, extratropical cyclones and anticyclones, thunderstorms and tornadoes, small-scale winds, weather forecasting, past and present climates, and human influences on climate.
Extratropical cyclones produce much of the precipitation over the Arctic, but the details of this cause-effect relationship is not well documented.
The model includes the transition of hurricanes into extratropical cyclones, storms that affect the Atlantic coast north of Cape Hatteras, in particular, and that exhibit different characteristics from pure hurricanes, with distinct implications for loss estimates.
In 2009 to date, AIR Worldwide has modeled the risk profile for eight securities covering North America and Europe, providing cover for such perils as tropical cyclones, earthquakes, extratropical cyclones (winter storms), severe thunderstorms and wildfires.
Thus, after a century of research on the link between extratropical cyclones and fronts, this study has the objective of climatologically quantifying their relationship.
AIR has modeled the risk profile for securities covering North America, Europe, and Asia while protecting against such perils as tropical cyclones, earthquakes, extratropical cyclones (winter storms), severe thunderstorms and wildfires.
The performance of satellite algorithms in baroclinic storm systems at midlatitudes presents new challenges because of the strong horizontal thermal gradients in extratropical cyclones and the disruption of storm structure by passage over mountain ranges.
BOSTON -- A new analysis of European extratropical cyclones by AIR Worldwide Corporation (AIR) confirms that Europe could experience a winter storm resulting in insured losses in excess of e1/440 billion.