Tropical Disturbance

Science / Weather / Tropical Disturbance: An area of organized convection, originating in the tropics and occasionally the subtropics, that maintains its identity for 24 hours or more. It is often the first developmental stage of any subsequent tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane.

Other Words for Disturbance

Disturbance Verb Synonyms: disruption, disorder, disorganization, disarrangement, disarray, upheaval, interruption, upset, intrusion, interference
Disturbance Noun Synonyms: commotion, disorder, upset, outburst, tumult, turmoil, turbulence, violence, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, uproar, brouhaha, rumpus, brawl, mele, breach of the peace, Donnybrook, fray, affray, fracas, trouble, ruckus
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Disturbance

Science / Marine Biology / Disturbance: A rapid change in an environment that greatly alters a previously persistent biological community MORE

Tropical Depression

Science / Weather / Tropical Depression: A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface winds are 38 miles per hour (33 knots) or less. Characteristically having one or more closed isobars, it may form slowly from a tropical distu MORE

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)

Science / Weather / Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ): An area where the Northern and Southern Hemispheric trade winds converge, usually located between 10 degrees North and South of the equator. It is a broad area of low pressure where both the Coriolis MORE

Tropical Cyclone

Science / Weather / Tropical Cyclone: A warm core low pressure system which develops over tropical, and sometimes subtropical, waters, and has an organized circulation. Depending on sustained surface winds, the system is classified as a t MORE

Tropical Signs

Science / Astrology / Tropical Signs: Cancer and Capricorn; so-called because they occupy parts of the ecliptic where the Sun reaches its farthest point north (Tropic of Cancer) and south (Tropic of Capricorn). The Sun's ingress into thes MORE

Tropical Rain Forest Biome

Science / Biology / Tropical Rain Forest Biome: The most complex and diverse biome; found near the equator in South America and Africa; characterized by thin soils, heavy rainfall, and little fiuctuation in temperature. MORE

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