Magazine Articles | Weather n Climate | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015 |


Unlike cyclonic storms, thunderstorms are a meso-scale or localised phenomena, generally occurring between 100 and 1000 km. However, because of its large frequency and associated multiple hazards, cumulative damage is quite substantial. It is estimated that at any given instant more than 2000 thunderstorms are taking place around the world (WMO, 1953). Hailstorms, tornado, lightning, cloud burst, microburst, squall are hazardous phenomena associated with thunderstorms. In aviation, thunderstorms are the most dreaded weather phenomena. It causes pressure perturbation leading to...

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