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Title: Natural Hazards- Dangerous Deluge
Authors: Datta, Sukanya
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: CLOUDBURSTS are common in the tropics, although they can occur anywhere in the world. Thunder and Cloudbursts usually occur together, although hail may or may not be present. Cloudbursts not only happen abruptly but are also highly unpredictable. The word “burst” has violent overtones so the associated rainfall would be expected to be of an extreme nature too. It is. It has been reported that the intensity of the rainfall may be so great that those caught in the onslaught may find it difficult to breathe! Cloudburst-associated rainfall does not usually last very long but it is capable of producing overwhelming consequences.
Page(s): 56-57
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.47(09) [September 2010]

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