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NASA Satellites See Cyclone 03A Make Landfall in Somalia

Posted by addisethiopia on November 13, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone 03A made landfall in Somalia and moved inland where it is dissipating over eastern Ethiopia today, Nov. 12. NASA’s Aqua, Terra and TRMM satellites passed over the cyclone an captured images of 03A before and after it made landfall.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CYCLONE, HURRICANE, TYPHOON, TORNADO AND TWISTER?

Technically, a cyclone is any kind of circular wind storm. But now, it is only used to describe a strong tropical storm found off of the coast of India.

Hurricanes and Typhoons are the same thing, but in different places. On the coast of Florida it is called hurricane. In the Philipines, it is called typhoon. Hurricanes occur in the Atlantic and typhoons, in the Pacific.

Basically, hurricanes and typhoons form over water and are huge, while tornados form over land and are much smaller in —size. A tornado is a violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud. In the United States, twister is used as a a colloquial term for tornado

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES

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