• (adj): Relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator).
    Example: "Tropical islands"; "tropical fruit"
    Synonyms: tropic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tropical:

Weather Modification - Storm Prevention
... Project Stormfury was an attempt to weaken tropical cyclones by flying aircraft into storms and seeding the eyewall with silver iodide ... anti-hurricane technology is a method for the reduction of tropical cyclones’ destructive force - pumping sea water into and diffusing it in the wind at the ...
2003–04 South-West Indian Ocean Cyclone Season
... Indian Ocean cyclone season was an annual event of tropical cyclone formation ... conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the basin, which is west of 90°E and south of the Equator ... Tropical cyclones in this basin are monitored by the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre in Réunion ...
1962 Atlantic Hurricane Season - Storms - Tropical Storm Becky
... Tropical storm (SSHS) Duration August 27 – August 31 Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h), Unknown A tropical disturbance emerged from Africa in late August and developed into a weak tropical ... Late on August 28, it was estimated that the depression intensified into a tropical storm ... imagery observed a well-developed tropical cyclone in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean ...
1961 Atlantic Hurricane Season - Storms - Tropical Storm Gerda
... Tropical storm (SSHS) Duration October 16 – October 20 Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h), 982 mbar (hPa) The precursor to Tropical Storm Gerda was a tropical wave that developed on October 16 in the Caribbean Sea ... The tropical depression moved slowly northward, moving over Jamaica that night and Cuba the next day ... it reached the Atlantic, the shear relaxed somewhat, allowing the depression to become a tropical storm on October 19 ...
1993 Atlantic Hurricane Season - Storms - Tropical Storm Dennis
... Tropical storm (SSHS) Duration August 23 – August 28 Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h), 1000 mbar (hPa) A tropical wave and its associated low pressure ... At 1200 UTC on August 23, Tropical Depression Five developed while located about 415 miles (668 km) west-southwest of Brava, Cape Verde ...

More definitions of "tropical":

  • (adj): Of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics.
    Example: "Tropical weather"
    Synonyms: tropic
  • (adj): Characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense.
  • (adj): Of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic.
    Example: "Tropical year"

Famous quotes containing the word tropical:

    Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes:
    A thing, as the Bellman remarked,
    That frequently happens in tropical climes
    When a vessel is, so to speak, “snarked.”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave.
    Irving Berlin (1888–1989)

    Physical force has no value, where there is nothing else. Snow in snow-banks, fire in volcanoes and solfataras is cheap. The luxury of ice is in tropical countries, and midsummer days. The luxury of fire is, to have a little on our hearth; and of electricity, not the volleys of the charged cloud, but the manageable stream on the battery-wires. So of spirit, or energy; the rests or remains of it in the civil and moral man, are worth all the cannibals in the Pacific.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)