DMPQ: Compare Temperate cyclone and tropical cyclone.


Factors Temperate Tropical
Latitude 300- 600 50- 300
Originating element Frontogenesis Temperature and Coriolis force
Cloud Wide range of clouds associated Generally Clumonimbus
Rainfall and life Rainfall is slow. It remain in life for many days. Rain is heavy but does not last beyond few hrs.
Isobars Complete circle with steep gradient V shaped , gradual slope
Area covered Large area Small area
Source of origin Mid latitude land mass Water surface
Direction of flow Generally flow eastward No such fixed pattern. Generally take path from sea to alnd
Eye Not a typical feature Typical feature