Karl Hoarau, Ludovic Chalonge


Published date October 21, 2009

A Climatology of Intense Tropical Cyclones in the North Indian Ocean Over the Past Three Decades (1980-2008)

  • Establishes cyclone trends in the North Indian Ocean (NIO), stating there are only five or six systems that reach at least the tropical storm stage
  • Provides a literature review of studies on intense cyclones in the NIO
  • Provides a climatology of intense tropical cyclones in the NIO from 1980 to 2008 based on the reanalyses of the satellite pictures (with intense cyclones defined as those with maximum sustained winds of 100 knots or more)