By Jagabandhu Panda and Kasturi Singh
The authors are Assistant Professor and Professor respectively, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha. email@example.com.
Post 1950, the number of severe tropical cyclones has increased over the North Indian Ocean. Understanding the changes in tropical cyclone activity and improving predictability is essential for issuing accurate warnings to the public.
Of all natural disasters, tropical cyclones (TCs) are most deadly due to their recurrent presence which draw heavily on the resilience of the coastal communities. About 7 per cent of all global TCs are formed over the North Indian Ocean (NIO) basin (Neumann, 1993). This can vary between 5-7 per cent, if computed by considering the cyclonic storms that occurred until 2015. It is noticed that more cyclones form over the Bay of Bengal (BOB), as compared to the Arabian...